volume 146, issue Supplement 1, PS9-S12 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0818d
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Jennifer C. Kett

Abstract: The "Baby Doe" case of the early 1980s was marked by considerable controversy, primarily regarding the legal response of the federal government to the case at the time. In the decades that followed, the decision-making for children with trisomy 21, like Baby Doe, has been substantially reevaluated. The data, the assumptions about quality of life that were based on those data, and the ethical principles underpinning the decision-making in the Baby Doe case have all evolved significantly over time. The present s…

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