The body of a newborn is very often disposed of in drains, rivers, or rubbish dumps etc. Some births especially in rural area of Turkey occur at home without medical assistance. If any infant is found death in Turkey, the body of infant is sent to the autopsy center by public prosecutor. Most parents claim that their child was death before birth with suspect of infanticide. Some parents also claim about medical malpractice. Determining live birth in these instances may make a difference in subsequent criminal proceedings. Besides it is important to diagnose an infant as live or stillbirth in order to penalty code, civil law also in relation with this subject. Civil law in Turkey order that if any infant was live birth, infant would have all civil rights since the time of fetus fertilization. The contract law also stipulates that healthy and executed birth is in advance of fetus rights.
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