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The issue when a fetus can be considered a person as per law came in for a debate at a trial in Connecticut. Doctor Corinne de Cholnoky from Stamford has been sued or allegedly held for a fetus death in 2011. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday at the Bridgeport Superior Court. The law suit for wrongful death was filed by Melanie and Floyd Foster accusing the doctor of rupturing the fetal membrane in the process of removing intrauterine birth control device. The death of the fetus happened after the IUD procedure and the fetus though born alive died within 2 hours. All this happened within 10 days of the procedure.

The negligence on de Cholnoky’s part was that he removed the device without getting to know Melanie was pregnant. The Fosters were not available for comment and David Slossberg their lawyer did not want to comment. From the doctor’s side, the argument was that wrongful death does not arise in the case of fetuses that are not viable. James Rosenblum the lawyer of the doctor also did not comment.

He cited the 1973 US Supreme Court decision in the Roe Vs. Wade case that legalized abortion usually at 22 to 24 weeks where the fetus is viable. The argument placed by Rosenblum was rejected by the Judge Michael Kamp. The medical experts reveal that the fetus was born alive. In such case the judge wrote, “Where the doctors refer to the birth of a baby, its life, and eventual death, one would conclude that the baby was a person, and that person died.”

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A refrigerator unit was recently found on the beaches of Bahamas that are confirmed to be the debris from the El Faro. The tracking number revealed that it was from a container that was on El Faro. The ship was the last position off Crooked Island. The debris was found in San Salvador. The debris is expected to be from the container that has been washed up to the islands in the Bahamas as reported by the Nassau Guardian newspaper reporter. The pictures of the washed items showed deodorants and body wash. On the beach were found syringes, tennis shoes, toiletries, and shaving cream.

Residents walking on the beach discovered many items and are taking it away reports Cartwright-Caroll. The El Faro is believed to have sunk in the between the Exuma Island and San Salvador. Tote Maritime the owners of El Faro are making inquiries into the mishap. The people of the island are just aware of the mishap informs Cartwright-Carroll. Some unusual items like a jar containing yellow capsules were also found. There was also a freezer filled with candies and chocolates also found informed a resident.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Tote Services informed that they are aware of the mishap and authorities are working out to verify if the materials found are from El Faro. The National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter C Knudson said in a statement that reports of debris from the Bahamas have not been received by NTSB formally. Though, it was revealed that they would be interested in vital system debris like lifesaving equipment.

The reports from the US Navy are awaited if the debris washed away belongs to El Faro. There is no concrete evidence and Lonnie Samuels the brother crew of the ship said that unless there are closures the family members will not come to a conclusion that they have lost their loved ones.

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