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dc.creatorResnik, Jacken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:06:18Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:06:18Z
dc.date.created2011-04-25en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:128384en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2104
dc.description.abstractThe New York Court of Appeals' 1983 case Weber v. Stony Brook set an important precedent upholding the right of parents to make medical decisions for newborns born with severe congenital defects. A pro-life New York attorney, Lawrence Washburn, attempted to legally intervene in the case of Baby Jane Doe, an infant born with disorders. When the infant's parents chose palliative care over intensive corrective surgery, Washburn made repeated attempts to have the New York courts force through the surgery. The Court of Appeals ultimately ruled not only that Washburn had overstepped his authority, but also that the parents' decision was a medically and legally valid one. The Weber case set an important standard for protecting the rights of parents and limiting the rights of government to make medical decisions for infants with severe congenital defects.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshCongenital diseases.en_US
dc.subject.meshCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.titleWeber v. Stony Brook Hospital (1983)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagCongenital disordersen_US
dc.subject.tagGovernmenten_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2011-04-25


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