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Artificial Feeding--Solid Ground, Not a Slippery Slope
The authors discuss state court decisions and statutes that address the refusal of artificial feeding by competent patients and the withholding of artificial feeding from incompetent patients. These decisions, the ...
Medical Treatment for Older People and People With Disabilities: 1987 Developments
(National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled. Staff, 1988)
The Legal Concept of Wrongful Life
"Wrongful birth" suits are malpractice actions in which parents sue a physician for negligent conduct resulting in the birth of an impaired child. "Wrongful life" suits, which are more controversial, are brought on behalf ...
International Developments in Abortion Laws: 1977-88
During the period between 1977 and the first quarter of 1988, 35 countries liberalized their abortion laws and four countries limited grounds for the procedure. Most legislation has extended abortion eligibility ...
Rights Discourse and Neonatal Euthanasia
Rights, Symbolism, and Public Policy in Fetal Tissue Transplants
The architecture of the fetal tissue transplant controversy is similar to that of many bioethical debates, with a novel twist because of the contested status of the fetus and abortion. Respect for the needs of sick patients ...