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Transplantation, the Fetus and the Law
The Right to Be Allowed to Die
Commenting on the California case of Elizabeth Bouvia, a quadreplegic who requested hospital assistance to alleviate suffering while she starved herself to death, Brahams expresses the hope that no patient in the United Kingdom ...
The Postcoital Pill and Intrauterine Device: Contraceptive or Abortifacient?
The use of the postcoital pill and the IUD might be illegal under British law if, as some groups contend, conception is defined as fertilization of the ovum. An amendment stipulating that conception includes implantation would ...
Charge of Attempted Murder of an Infant by a Gynaecologist Dismissed
Legal charges were dismissed on 15 September 1983 in the case of Anthony Hamilton, a British gynecologist charged with attempted murder for inducing an abortion that resulted in the delivery and survival of an infant of ...
No Claim in English Law for Wrongful Birth
No cause for action was found for infant McKay's wrongful birth claim against her mother's physician and a health facility whose alleged negligence in detecting Mrs. McKay's rubella and advising an abortion resulted in ...
Severely Handicapped Babies and the Law
According to British law, a nonviable handicapped fetus may be aborted, as may a viable one, to preserve maternal life. A handicapped newborn has full legal status. Brahams contends, however, that court actions concerning ...
The Arthur Case--a Proposal for Legislation
This article reviews the circumstances of British physician Leonard Arthur's trial and acquittal on a charge of attempted murder in connection with the death of a Down's syndrome infant. A draft bill is proposed containing ...