|From:||Martin Hogg <Martin.Hogg@ed.ac.uk>|
|CC:||Jones, Michael <M.A.Jones@liverpool.ac.uk>|
|Date:||14/01/2009 12:01:09 UTC|
|Subject:||P.S. to my previous email|
Alas, I was somewhat hasty in my previous assertion that the Congenital Disabilities (Civil liability) Act 1976 applies to Scotland - on checking more carefully, I see it doesn't (fools rush in etc.), which explains the perceived need in a jurisdiction without such a statutory provision to develop a free standing duty of care owed to a foetus which is subsequently born. Such a freestanding duty of course brings even more sharply into focus the philosophical issues about duties owed to those not yet born that Robert mentions in his email.
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