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Unborn child

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CRC Preamble para. = 9
Article 1 of the CRC defines who is to be considered a "child" for the purposes of the CRC, but does not address the question of a lower age limit. The intent of the drafters was to maintain maximum flexibility in this regard so as to enable potential States Parties to the CRC to adopt whatever position they wished, for the purposes of their own domestic law, on the issue of the right to life of the foetus or unborn child. Thus, while recognizing in paragraph 9 of the preamble that the unborn child is deserving of appropriate protection, its right to life per se is not recognized in the CRC (see Article 6 of the CRC).

See also:
Definition of the child