'Eugenic Infanticide'

May 1982
National Review;5/14/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p531
The article addresses the issue of the death of Infant Doe of Bloomington, Indiana after it was decided not to operate on the child to repair his defective esophagus. According to a journalist, the operation was not done because the child has Down's syndrome. The author uses the case of Infant Doe as an example to explore the legal and moral aspects of eugenics and quality of life as defined under U.S. law.


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