Thursday, October 11, 2012
Stillbirth is Still Birth
Birth is defined as - The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother
a : the emergence of a new individual from the body of its parentb : the act or process of bringing forth young from the womb
: a state resulting from being born especially at a particular time or place
Born - a : brought forth by or as if by birth
neither of these have a contingency that the baby coming forth is actually alive...there still must be an act of birth in any case.
Should a mother, father, baby still have the right to have a birth certificate for their child? YES
Was the child alive? YES
Alive is defined
having life; living; existing; not dead or lifeless.
in a state of action; in force or operation;
full of energy and spirit; lively:
having the quality of life; vivid; vibrant:
no where in this definition does it say that being alive MUST be outside the womb...why? because life doesn't start outside the womb.