I have never seen a discussion of how miscarriages will by handled by the legal system in a human life at conception world. Let’s discuss it here.
Law enforcement will have the same obligation for the safety of the fetus as for others. Since the fetus is 100% dependent on its mother, law enforcement will have go through the mother to provide services of the legal system to the fetus.
The doctor informs an upset woman, “My records show you had a child inside of you. Now, there is no child. I’ll give you a quick physical, then I’ll pass this information on to law enforcement. I hope you did not tell any friend or relative you were depressed on learning you were pregnant.”
The police ask her if the $250,000 cost of raising the lost child had concerned her? Can she provide evidence that what she claimed happened to the child is the truth? “The law requires us to find out what happened to missing children,” the officer explains. “We need corroberation on your story to be certain this was not a homicide. Please list of people you might have talked to about your pregnancy.”
I don’t see how the safety of the fetus can be transferred from the mother’s responsibility to the state without substantial monitoring of the mother by the state. It seems unavoidable women will have to report to an official about anything related to the health/safety of the fetus.
The model of the probation officer would apply.