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1

when does a foetus gain legal status

legal status acquired at birth

2

there are two outlooks and guidelines when it comes to a foetus what are they

legal outlook and moral outlook

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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”

7

can you abort baby due to their sex

no only if they have severe sex linked disorder, has to be justified

8

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

9

A pregnant woman child is diagnosed to be at a substantial risk of being disabled. on what grounds can she abort

There is a substantial riskthat if the child were born it would suffer from physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped