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dc.creatorte Braake, Trees A.M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T21:34:51Zen
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dc.date.created1999en
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law: World Association for Medical Law 1999; 18(4): 607-612en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Late+abortion+and+the+European+Convention+for+human+rights&title=Medicine+and+Law:+World+Association+for+Medical+Law+&volume=18&issue=4&spage=607-612&date=1999&au=te+Braake,+Trees+A.M.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/919730en
dc.description.abstractNational abortion laws usually do not allow abortion when a foetus is independently viable, i.e. from a gestational age of about 24 weeks. Fetal anomalies, which may be a reason to seek abortion, are sometimes detected only in an advanced stage of pregnancy. National legislatures who want to allow 'late' abortion need to account for the protection the fetus may derive from the European Convention for the protection of human rights. As yet it remains unclear to what extent the fetus can in fact derive protection from the Convention, although several national abortion laws have been tested against it by the European Commission. The significance of the reports of the Commission on the question whether national legislation allowing abortion of a viable fetus is in conflict with the Convention, is explored. It is concluded that there is no European legal standard in terms of duration of pregnancy to which national legislatures are committed.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:197372en
dc.subjectGestational Ageen
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectLawsen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subject.classificationInternational and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicineen
dc.subject.classificationLegal Interests of Woman, Father, Fetus or Abortionen
dc.subject.classificationLegal Interests of Health Personnel or Abortionen
dc.titleLate Abortion and the European Convention for Human Rightsen
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