Parental Rights: Whose baby is it anyway?

Susan Freeborn assesses the legal status of the fetus

Cases Referenced

  • Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust v O [2002] EWHC 2871 (Fam)
  • Burton v Islington Health Authority
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  • C v S [1987] 1 All ER 1230
  • De Martell v Merton and Sutton Health Authority [1993] QB 204
  • Evans v Amicus Healthcare [2004] EWCA Civ 727
  • Evans v United Kingdom (6339/05) [2007] ECHR 264
  • ex parte S [1998] 3 All ER 673
  • Jefferson v Griffin Spalding County Hospital Authority 274 SE 2d 457 (Ga 1981)
  • Norfolk and Norwich Healthcare (NHS) Trust v W [1996] 2 FLR 613
  • People v Davis 872 P2d 591 (Cal 1994)
  • Re F (in utero) [1988] 2 All ER 193
  • St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust v S; R v Collins & ors
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  • Vo v France [2004] 2FCR 577
  • Yearworth & ors v North Bristol NHS Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 37