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Confirmation of Candidature : Candidate - Johnny Sakr

The Ontological Underpinning of Foetal Victimhood in Homicide Cases in U.S. Jurisprudence.

Date: 07 August 2020
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This thesis attempts to show that under the right conditions, the foetuses right to become a legal victim of homicide is ontologically dependent upon the mother’s will. This position, however, has not always existed. It was a gradual change over time. The debate surrounding the topic of abortion should therefore be focused upon the following proposition - a foetuses legal standing as a victim of homicide ontologically depends upon the mother’s will. Foetal victimhood should not depend on whether the mother has consented to have an abortion or not.