Publication
Title
End of life decisions and pregnant women: do pregnant women have the right to refuse life preserving medical treatment? A comparative study
Author
Abstract
In this article the practice of end of life decisions is applied to pregnant women. This is not an easy task as shown by the extensive case law and literature on the subject. The main conclusion of the article is that the pregnant woman's wishes should always be respected whatever the consequences for the foetus may be. Another position would unjustly sacrifice the woman's fundamental rights to bodily integrity and self-determination for the benefit of a non-person. The result is repeated in the situation where the woman is found to be incompetent or brain dead.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of health law. - Dordrecht, 1994, currens
Publication
Dordrecht : 2010
ISSN
0929-0273 [print]
1571-8093 [online]
Volume/pages
17(2010), p. 485-505
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 01.12.2010
Last edited 23.12.2015
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