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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Mary Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life, told NRL News Today, "When asked by Legislative Committees what might constitute a 'compelling state interest' under Proposal 5, witnesses from Legislative Counsel and the Attorney General's office would not speculate, and certainly did not suggest, that it includes an interest in prenatal life at any stage of development."
Prenatal life is not sterile, and bacteria are found in meconium, amniotic fluid and the placenta.
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 Mexican Supreme Court has not provided a definite answer as to how prenatal life should be protected by the State, although it has recognized women's rights when analysing the decriminalization of abortion in the first 12 weeks.
A retrospective study has shown that children exposed to stress caused by bereavement during their prenatal life had more risk to T2DM later in life [57].
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.