Danubius International Conferences, 12th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

In Vitro Fertilization. The Rights of the Unborn Child according to the Regulations Contained in National and European Legislation.

Carmen Ion, Alexandra Novac-Leca
Last modified: 2022-06-22


The in vitro fertilization procedure involves a thorough knowledge of the human rights category, which concerns in particular the right to life and health of the child and the woman. The protection of human life and dignity is one of the fundamental obligations of any rule of law, and this protection includes prenatal life, namely the protection of the rights of the unborn child. Both European norms and national criminal law provisions ensure the existence and observance of a functional legal framework that protects the rights of the fetus in case of need, the in vitro fertilization procedure being particularly likely to give rise to legal situations involving knowledge and respect for all rights associated with human.