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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 ...
Two Statements on the Bouvia Case
AIDS and Suicide
IT's Over, Debbie
Age and the Allocation of Medical Resources
How are we to decide where our scarce medical resources are most effectively spent? The notion of a quality-adjusted-life-year has been proposed as a way of doing this. Some economists appear to think that this can be ...
Handicapped Infants: Medical Ethics and the Law
The main purpose of this paper (1) is to draw attention to a gap between the principles of Common Law and the principles accepted by many leading medical practitioners on the ethics of allowing severely handicapped infants ...
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 ...