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Feticide: Definition, Laws & Cases

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The doctrine of _____ means that the power of the federal government trumps the states, but only in limited areas.

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1. Which statement is NOT true regarding the Unborn Victims of Violence Act signed into law by President George Bush in 2008?

2. Some feticide laws make a fetus a person when it's _____ which means it is developed enough to survive outside the mother's womb.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief multiple-choice quiz will assess your knowledge of feticide law. Key topics include the doctrine associated with the power of the federal government over the states and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these topics:

  • Term for a fetus that can survive outside the mother's womb if it were born
  • Ruling in the Bei Bei Shuai case by the Indiana Court
  • Floating lung test applied in the Purvi Patel case

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on feticide law, including a true statement about the Unborn Victims of Violence Act
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way in which the floating lung test was applied in the Purvi Patel case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the doctrine associated with the federal government's power over the states and a way of referring to a fetus that can survive outside the mother's womb after it's born

Additional Learning

There's more to learn about feticide in the lesson named Feticide: Definition, Laws & Cases. Consider these areas before reviewing the material:

  • Common law
  • Born-alive law
  • Case associated with Rennie Gibbs's prosecution
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