Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 139–148 | Cite as

The anencephalic as organ donor: Whose baby is it anyway?

  • R. Wayne Willis


Should an anencephalic newborn, lacking cerebral hemispheres but possessing a functional brain stem, be eligible for organ donation? The dialectical method is used here to envision how a protagonist and an antagonist might debate the ethics of the issue.


Brain Stem Organ Donation Cerebral Hemisphere Functional Brain Dialectical Method 
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© Institutes of Religion and Health 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Wayne Willis
    • 1
  1. 1.Pastoral Care for Norton Hospital and Kosair Children's HospitalLouisville

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