CAN A PREGNANT WOMAN 'ABDUCT' HER UNBORN CHILD?
No. The Hague Convention does not apply to children who are not yet born. International legislation only covers children who were actually born before the act of abduction took place.
However, in some countries it may be possible to take steps to protect the rights of the foetus, in order to assist in proceedings after the child is born overseas. In Israel, domestic legislation goes further and options exist for preventing a pregnant mother leaving the country against the future ‘father's’ wishes.