BABY DOE SUMMARY - Is All Human Life of Equal Worth? The...

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Is All Human Life of Equal Worth?
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The Sanctity of Life Life is of irreducible value Life is of infinite value Question Are some lives, some moments in life more worthy of protection and prolonging than others?
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Human Rights Human Rights are possessed equally by all humans. Barrier against racism, discrimination, ethnic cleansing Every human life is of equal worth Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Prohibition of discrimination against the handicapped…. Baby Doe Regulations
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Baby Doe Regulations Two Cases Indiana New York Presidential Decree -- 1982 Loss of federal aid if handicapped infants were allowed to die when non-handicapped infants in similar circumstances were allowed to live….No matter how severe the handicap. Required Posting of Baby Doe Regulation Conspicuously displayed in every delivery ward, maternity ward, pediatric ward, and intensive care nursery
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Baby Doe Regulations Two questions Does this provide acceptable guidance? Is it ethically defendable?
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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