185. Beginning of life.

English law protects the foetus in certain circumstances1. Although it has been said that neither European Convention on Human Rights jurisprudence2 nor English law provides a clear cut answer to the question at what point human life attains the right to protection by law3, domestic courts have held that a foetus prior to the moment of birth does not have independent legal rights4 and, therefore, does not have a right to life protected by Article 2