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  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 20, Issue 3
  • July 2011, pp. 396-408

Implications of Recent Developments in Ireland for the Status of the Embryo

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One of the most significant developments in the area of reproductive health in Ireland is the Roche v. Roche [2009] case. The case concerned a woman who wished to implant cryopreserved embryos made with a former partner, against the partner’s wishes. Of particular interest are questions about the status of the embryo: in Ireland the life of “the unborn” is constitutionally protected. Therefore the courts in Roche had to decide whether embryos were “unborn” within the meaning of the Irish Constitution.

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