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Birth of Handicapped Child After Negligent Sterilisation
Reversing a British lower court's decision, the Court of Appeals in
When Is Discontinuation of Dialysis Justified?
The staff of a renal dialysis unit in Oxford, England, determined that further treatment would no longer be beneficial to a mentally handicapped patient who was noncompliant and disruptive. The director of the hostel ...
A Baby's Life or a Mother's Liberty: A United States Case
The wisdom of the English court's refusal to grant ward of the court status to a fetus endangered by its mother's way of life is held to be demonstrated by a District of Columbia case,
Selective Reduction of Pregnancy
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 ...
An Action by Putative Father and Unborn Fetus to Prevent Termination
Brahams reports the details of
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 ...