Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Illegal to conceal body of post-viability baby: Ontario court

According to the court, the law against concealment of the child’s body applies when that child could survive outside the womb under appropriate care. “A foetus becomes a child when it (the foetus) has reached a stage in its development when, but for some external event or other circumstances, it would likely have been born alive,” wrote Justice David Watt in the 3-0 decision.

Interesting, that the court would admit that this fetus is a child, even though it's not a human being, under our legal system.