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Is it still a capital offence to have Down Syndrome?

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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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Author
Endicott, Orville
Source
Entourage Volume 3 Number 3
Publisher
The Roeher Institute
Publication Date
1 January 1988
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Ethics
Origin
United States

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