Judges have been asked to decide whether a mother who drank half a bottle of vodka and eight cans of strong lager a day during pregnancy committed a “crime of violence” against her unborn child.
It’s a standard of English law that a mother may commit a crime of violence against her unborn child any time she likes up to 24 weeks. As long as she can get two doctors to sign off on it, not particularly a great trouble these days. And any damage done by boozing in pregnancy (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome for example) would be done long before 24 weeks.
Can’t see how it can be possible to charge someone with what another law says they’re entirely free to do.