Babies and Body Parts

Fox, Paul C.
December 1994
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1994, Issue 48, p10
Comments on the ethical issues related to the notion of harvesting organs from handicapped infants specifically anencephalic infants to save the life of another child. Outcome of the program set up by physicians at Loma Linda University to salvage the organs of anencephalic babies for transplantation; Arguments raised by the American Civil Liberties Union in the "Baby Theresa" case in which the parents of an anencephalic baby requested that their baby be declared dead at birth so that her heart could be transplanted into another child; Stance of the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs on using anencephalic infants as donors while still alive.


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