Brain-death and pregnancy.
Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Germany.
- Published Article
Forensic Science International
- Publication Date
Dec 16, 1994
This paper examines the case of a pregnant woman killed by a traffic accident (brain-death), but under intensive care and discusses legal and ethical aspects. Ceasing intensive care was, legally, neither necessary nor forbidden. Ethically, the right to life in a defensive meaning is unlimited, however, in the sense of a right to participate, it is dependent of the circumstances, which include economy as well as the chances of the child.
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