Hope I don't upset or offend anyone with this thread. And please sont turn this into an arguement.
I was reading the thread on abortion last night ( think its in this section) about when do you think it's ok to have an abortion (eg only 1st trimester or whenever for medical reasons). There was discussion about viability etc etc and it got me thinking about miscarriage/stillbirth.
Correct me if I'm wrong but according to the law if you loose a baby before 20 weeks it's a miscarriage and doesn't require a funeral but if it's after 20 weeks it's a stillbirth and a birth/death certificate is required as is a funeral.
So what happens if a person has an abortion after 20 weeks? Is a birth/death cert & funeral still required? I was sort of thinking of someone who has an abortion because they aren't ready for a baby etc and didn't realise earlier that they were pregnant until after 20 weeks (or couldn't have an abortion earlier for whatever reason) as opposed to someone that wanted the child but decided it was better to terminate the pregnancy because the baby had problems incompatible with life or something.