This paper looks at the discriminatory behaviour of withholding medical care when a baby is born with Down Syndrome and a physical problem that needs treatment. While the author believes the incidence of withholding such medical treatment is now less, it argues that the problem has not gone away altogether. The paper discusses various court decisions overruling doctors and families decisions to withhold treatment. Keyword: Ethics
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Is it still a capital offence to have Down Syndrome?
Entourage Volume 3 Number 3
The Roeher Institute
1 January 1988