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Court of Appeal considers rights of unborn children

17 November 2014


Jade, 17, is another person who was born with disabilities as a result of drinking during pregnancy

The Court of Appeal is currently discussing a test case of a mother who drank to excess during pregnancy, causing her daughter to be born with disabilities.

The case was brought by a local authority on behalf of the now six-year-old girl. The local authority wish to win compensation on behalf of the young girl on the basis that she was a victim of a violent crime (that is, poisoning).  [Catholic Herald, 11 November]

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