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Authorizing Death for Anomalous Newborns

  • Robert A. Burt

Abstract

Medical technologies that sustain life for otherwise doomed newborns bring special tensions in their wake. These technologies — fervently welcomed in most cases — also can prolong life for tragically deformed and limited infants, and this fact presses forward an old question: if, through medical science, life is within our power to maintain, does that mean there are times when we can choose to withhold life?

Keywords

Down Syndrome Supra Note Criminal Liability Legal Regime Definitive Resolution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Burt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Michigan Law SchoolUSA

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