Flashcards in Ethical & Legal Issues at the Beginning of life Deck (9)
when does a foetus gain legal status
legal status acquired at birth
there are two outlooks and guidelines when it comes to a foetus what are they
legal outlook and moral outlook
what are the moral rights which have caused conflict with the way foetus are treated
person has right to live, can you call a foetus a person
are being human and a person the same thing
no, human being is a biological human and a person is a fully fledged member of the community
what are the criteria of the abortion act that have to be met
two registered practitioners are of the opinion formed in good faith that one of the four statutory grounds exist.
carried out by a registered medical practitioner.
in approved location.
notified to chief medical officer
what is the social ground for abortion
• The pregnancy has not exceeded its 24thweek and the continuation of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman or any existing children of her family”
can you abort baby due to their sex
no only if they have severe sex linked disorder, has to be justified
severe hypertension and continuation of pregnancy might result in permanent kidney damage
a woman has an abortion after this, on what grounds is it justified
The termination is necessary to prevent grave or permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman