Foeticide Law and Legal Definition

Foetcide is the destruction of a fetus in the uterus. In a legal parlance, "fetal homicide refers to the deliberate or incidental killing of a fetus due to a criminal human act, such as a blow to the abdomen of a pregnant woman. In the U.S. laws of 35 states recognize fetal homicide. Foetcide is also known as feticide.

The following is an example of a caselaw on Foeticide:

Foeticide (feticide) in medical jurisprudence means: "Destruction of the fetus; the act by which criminal abortion is produced." [Hans v. State, 147 Neb. 67 (Neb. 1946)]