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Rights of Embryo and Foetus in Private Law
American Journal of Comparative Law
  • Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
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This article summarizes the rights of the embryo and fetus under American law. It was presented as a country report at the World Congress on Comparative Law, and is written primarily for a non U.S. audience. It examines, for example, the legal position of the embryo and fetus with respect to their parents, issues in research involving embryos and fetuses, remedies for torts or crimes against an embryo or fetus, and issues involving stem cell research.

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Timothy S. Jost, Rights of Embryo and Foetus in Private Law, 50 Am. J. Comp. L. 633 (2002).