Prenatal wrongful death

The death of a foetus, through malpractice in amniocentesis for example, is not recognized as a cause for legal action in most common law jurisdictions. This is primarily because there is a requirement that one have had live birth in order to be a legal person. Because laws concerning the unborn are still in major transition in many countries, wrongful death of a foetus is not a criminal offence.
(E) Emanations of other problems