Defective Newborns: Inconsistent Application of Legal Principles Emphasized by the Infant Doe Case

Date

1983

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Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Examines “defective newborn” statutes in various states, which allow a child born alive and defective to die. The author compares different jurisdictions in light of In re Guardianship of Infant Doe, an Indiana case in which a child with Down’s Syndrome was allowed to starve to death. The author believes that more must be done to prevent such cases.

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Keywords

Defective newborn, Down’s Syndrome, Infant, Infanticide, In re Guardianship of Infant Doe

Citation

14 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 569