Although this article is old, it highlights the still outstanding need for a firm social policy for dealing with the ethical and procedural complexities of treating severely disabled infants. It relates its arguments to the matter of Baby Jane Doe whose parents opposed medical treatment on the grounds of her disability and looks at the issues involved which include the family, the cost and the worth and quality of life itself. Keyword: Ethics
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In the matter of Baby Jane Doe: Does Reagan really agree with us?
Biklen, Douglas Ferguson, Philip
Social Policy Summer
1 January 1984