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Brain-death and pregnancy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Forensic Science International
0379-0738
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
69
Issue
3
Pages
243–245
Identifiers
PMID: 7860009
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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