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Estonia: Pregnant Smokers Threatened with Jail

A bill has been sent for governmental approval which suggests “a punishment for causing harm to the health of a foetus”

The document makes an attempt at protecting the unborn child, but each case will have to be considered separately. The main emphasis is placed on the deliberateness of action, the Justice Ministry notes. Doctors can ascertain what exactly caused harm to the health, but whether or not it was deliberate will have to be proved. The new version of the Criminal Code would...

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