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(Worthy News) - On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a child not yet born at the time of a parent’s death can still be awarded damages for wrongful loss of parental companionship. Despite the clear implications about when life begins, the court tried to distance its decision from the abortion debate.
On May 24, 2010, Paul Gray, a founding member and bassist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot, was found dead in a Johnston, Iowa, hotel room. The medical examiner ruled the 38-year-old’s death an accidental overdose of morphine and the painkiller Fentanyl. His wife, Brenna, was “3 to 4 months pregnant,” a representative from her attorney’s office, Stoltze & Stoltze, told me.
“[A] child conceived but not yet born at the time of [her] parent’s death can bring a parental consortium claim” after she is born, the court wrote in its decision. “Whatever deprivation of consortium O.D.G. is currently experiencing is no less real just because she did not experience it in utero.” [ ... Read More (Source) ]