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Some remarks on the protection of unborn life in the context of the proposed amendments to the Criminal Code


0000-0002-6240-7282   0000-0003-4642-9622

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life   criminal law   protection   conceived child   abortion   pregnancy   mother   woman   doctor   surgery   amendment


The article presents the issues of criminallaw protection of life and health of the conceived child de lege lata and de lege ferenda. It brings closer the current rules of criminal responsibility for the attacks directed at this good and discusses the state of dogmatic theology and jurisprudence in this area. It presents the most important controversies at the level of science of law and jurisprudence and dilemmas of interpretation. The leading theme of this paper is the presentation and analysis of the changes to the Cryminal Code proposed by the Codification Commission in the draft of 2013. It draws attention to their wide scope and substantive significance. They represent modifications of systemic character and of fundamental significance to the very idea of protection of human life.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 2084-5065   ISSN 0239-6661


pol   eng


Nowa Kodyfikacja Prawa Karnego, ISSN 2084-5065, t. 31, 2014, s. 13-35

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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