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The Influence of Catholic Doctrine on Medical Law when X’s Life Poses a Threat to Y’s Life

Pywell, Stephanie (2015). The Influence of Catholic Doctrine on Medical Law when X’s Life Poses a Threat to Y’s Life. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 4(3) pp. 520–525.

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Abstract

This case comment examines the influence of religion on a case from the Irish High Court in which a pregnant woman was artificially kept alive for 23 days because of doctors' fear of legal consequences if they terminated her somatic support, thereby hastening the death of her unborn child. The case is compared with an English Court of Appeal case involving the lawfulness of an operation to separate conjoined twins, where the twins' parents' religious views were acknowledged, but ultimately ignored, by the court.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISSN: 2047-0789
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 43852
Depositing User: Stephanie Pywell
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 15:51
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 10:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43852
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