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Правна възможност за погребване на човешки ембрион
Burial of human embrio - legal possibilities

Author(s): Stoyan Stavru
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Public Law, Sociology, Higher Education , Criminology
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Burial of human embrio; Right of the fetus; Death of newborn; Legal possibilities

Summary/Abstract: Medicine has developed rapidly in the last twenty years. Scientific advances have changed the context of the question: whether to save a mother or her baby in childbirth, and whether to attempt to treat a baby delivered in a very poor condition. The article considers the public controversy about such matters as the legal status of the fetus, the sanctity of life and the right of the fetus to be buried nevertheless his viability. The main legal criteria of fetal viability and the consequences of prenatal death are examined in depth. The difference between life birth and viability of newborn are emphasized in respect of the legal status of the infant. The law terms “foetus mortuus”, stillborn and death of newborn are defined and differentiated.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 37-49
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian