born alive

born alive
Completely delivered from the womb, and breathing or attempting to breath, without reference to the fact that the child is dead before the umbilical cord is severed. Goff v Anderson, 91 Ky 303, 15 SW 866. Some authority insists that “not to have breathed is not to have lived." State v Winthrop, 43 Iowa 519.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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