prenatal life

pre·na·tal life

that interval of life between conception and birth; in humans, usually divided into embryonic and fetal periods.
Synonym(s): intrauterine life
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It presumes congressional laymen possess sufficient critical knowledge of the deep and nuanced complexities of prenatal life, when the fact is that religious, philosophical, and legal authorities far more studied on the topic have had difficulty with personhood definitions throughout history.
Casey because it allowed a certain extension of prenatal life preservation.
14) In either case, if Roe's critics are correct, constitutional scholars must revisit whether the Fourteenth Amendment protects prenatal life or whether each state may choose to permit abortion.
Through analysis of specific cases, it addresses the definition and basics of ethics; the language of health care ethics; making health care decisions and deciding for others; determining life and death; life-sustaining treatments; and ethics related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medical nutrition and hydration, reproductive issues, prenatal life, infants and children, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, medical and behavioral research, transplantation, and genetics and genomics.
The government has a legitimate interest in advancing the state of medical knowledge concerning maternal health and prenatal life.
For students in child development and developmental psychology courses, Mercer (psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) challenges 59 myths and misunderstandings about childhood growth and development related to genetics and prenatal life, infants and toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents.
Scientists found APM to be a carcinogenic agent in multiple sites (liver and lung) in mice and rats and that its effects are increased when exposure starts from prenatal life.
The study is important because it shows that a relatively simple nutrient can have significant effects in prenatal life, and that these effects likely continue to have a long-lasting influence on adult life," said Eva K.
International human rights law and the Constitution as it is currently in force already protect prenatal life.
However, the investigators wrote, "it remains to be elucidated whether increased blood pressure among IVF children originates from early prenatal life adaptations mediated through neuroendocrineal pathways related to the HPA axis and/or through one of the unidentified mechanisms.
The Court explained that the state can protect prenatal life, but it may do so only in a way that is compatible with the fights of women, including their fights to life and health protected by the Colombian Constitution and, for example, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.