Right to Life of Unborn in UK Law

  • McKay v Essex Area Health Authority
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 February 1982
    ... ... 's claim for what has been called "wrongful life" discloses no reasonable cause of action. We were ... cause of action, the judge was nevertheless right in exercising his discretion not to strike them ... rise to severe and irreversible damage to unborn children in the womb if it infects the mother of ... ...
  • R (Pretty) v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 29 November 2001
    ... ... like to be able to take steps to bring her life to a peaceful end at a time of her choosing. But ... Mrs Pretty claims that she has a right to her husband's assistance in committing suicide ... , the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and Alert. I wish to pay tribute to the ... ...
  • Re Weston's Settlements
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 July 1968
    ... ... his permanent home for the remainder of his life ... 7 In August 1967 the elder ... fit, approve on behalf of (infants and unborn persons) any arrangement varying or revoking all ... best avoid tax? I cannot believe that to be right. Children are like trees: they grow stronger with ... ...
  • Pitt and Another v Holt and Another Futter and Another v Futter and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 09 May 2013
    ... ... that error and put the law back on the right course." If the law did take a ... also noted by Lord Woolf MR in Equitable Life Assurance Society v Hyman [2002] 1 AC 408 , para ... the setting aside of the deed are the unborn future children of Mr Gibbon and the objects of ... ...
  • Chapman and Others v Chapman and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 25 March 1954
    ... ... on behalf of infant beneficiaries and unborn persons a rearrangement of the trusts of that ... the problem and, in my opinion, it is the right way. It may well be that the result is not ... this jurisdiction was at any time during my life at the Bar or on the Bench generally regarded as ... ...
  • R (Purdy) v DPP
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 2009
    ... ... Interveners (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) ... Charles Foster ... Benjamin ... When that happens she will wish to end her life while she is still physically able to do so. But ... the courts of this country have a clear right, if not a duty, to prosecute in accordance with ... ...
  • Attorney General v Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover
    • House of Lords
    • 05 December 1956
    ... ... to confer such status upon persons as yet unborn, whether or not they were born on English soil or ... reasonable, that they, in Your Majesty's Life Time (whom God long preserve) should be ... So it is that I conceive it to be my right and duty to examine every word of a Statute in ... ...
  • Attorney General's Reference (No. 3 of 1994)
    • House of Lords
    • 24 July 1997
    ... ... , and that the ruling of the trial judge was right ... 14 I. Murder ... 15 The ... and other substances essential to foetal life and development. The emotional bond between the other and her unborn child was also of a very special kind. But the ... ...
  • St. George's Healthcare N.H.S. Trust v S
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 July 1998
    ... ... the future health and well-being or even the life of the patient, the issue of capacity should be ... ...
  • R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice; R (on the application of AM) v DPP
    • Supreme Court
    • 25 June 2014
    ... ... suffering such a distressing and undignified life that he had long wished to end it, but could not ... contended that she had a claim in her own right) and substituted (in her capacity as ... ...
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