杨江山、中国人民解放军第四五八医院医疗损害责任纠纷,广东省高级人民法院 (Yang v. China PLA Hospital No. 458)

Yang sued China PLA Hospital No. 458 for violation of his reproductive rights. The plaintiff alleged that his wife sought an abortion at the defendant-hospital and lied that she was unmarried. The plaintiff also alleged that the defendant did not meet its obligation to investigate Peng’s marital status and chose to believe Peng’s lie. The Court held that under Article 51 of the Law on Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests, “women have the right to reproduce and not to reproduce under the relevant state regulations.” Therefore, Peng’s right to voluntarily terminate pregnancy is protected by law. Moreover, according to the Supreme People’s Court’s authoritative interpretations of the Marriage Law, “courts should not support husbands’ damage claims based on infringement of their reproductive rights due to their wives’ termination of pregnancy.” Therefore, the defendant’s actions were not unlawful.

堕胎与生育权

原告杨江山诉称中国人民解放军第四五八医院损害了自己的生育权。原告称他的妻子于被告医院进行了终止妊娠手术并谎称自己未婚。原告还称被告没有尽到查清自己妻子婚姻状况的义务并轻信其妻子的谎言。法院认为,根据《中华人民共和国妇女权益保障法》,妇女有按照国家有关规定生育子女的权利,也有不生育的自由。因此,原告的妻子有自愿终止妊娠的法定权利。另外,根据《最高人民法院关于适用<中华人民共和国婚姻法>若干问题的解释》,夫以妻擅自终止妊娠侵犯其生育权为由请求损害赔偿的,人民法院不予支持。因此,被告无需承担侵权责任。

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2018

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