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Foetal alcohol judgment is anti-rational, says SPUC

5 December 2014


Jade, 17, appeared on ITV's This Morning to talk about suffering from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

The Court of Appeal's judgment in the foetal alcohol syndrome case is "anti-rational", says SPUC. SPUC was responding to the judgment in the case of CP v CICA.

The judges used a complex legal argument to explain why 80 children and babies whose lives are blighted by their mother's extremely heavy drinking in pregnancy will not receive compensation.

Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, said: "This cruel judgment not only leaves disabled children without just recompense, it flies in the face of common knowledge about when life begins and - it is anti-rational." [SPUC, 4 December]

Related story: Judge tells drink driver: "You took two lives, not one" [Mail, 1 December]

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