Baby Jane Doe

A female infant born in October, 1983, on Long Island, New York, with multiple birth defects, including spina bifida, microcephaly, and hydrocephalus; the parents decided to withhold treatment
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Last week, an infant girl temporarily known as Baby Jane Doe was recovered in New Hampshire, days after she was allegedly ripped from the womb of her mother, Darlene L.
WORCESTER - Tests to determine the mother of Baby Jane Doe have not been completed, but biological samples from the infant girl and the woman believed to be her mother - slain 23-year-old Darlene L.
Given the complexity of this condition, it is hardly surprising that it has stimulated numerous ethical debates with implications that go beyond the spina bifida population, as exemplified by Lorber's selection criteria in the UK, the Baby Jane Doe case in the USA, and the Groningen protocol for euthanasia of newborns in the Netherlands.
The baby, known as Baby Jane Doe, remains in state custody.
To the coroner, she's known as Baby Jane Doe, the first infant found dead and abandoned this year in Los Angeles County.
In another highly publicized case, New York and federal courts supported the denial of treatment to Baby Jane Doe, born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
The Long Island infant known to the world as Baby Jane Doe was the center of a legal-political battle over the right of the government to force the treatment of handicapped newborns whose parents opposed lifesaving intervention.
The Justice Department wanted to make the Baby Jane Doe case a test of the principles underlying its regulations.
Baby Jane Doe will remain in her refrigerated crypt in Los Angeles until the mother is located, or until the county or private agencies step in to provide a proper burial.
Consider the stories that pop up on my computer as generating the most attention through that decade: test tube babies; the birth of Louise Brown--I'm cheating a bit here because that was 1978, but that's really where I think you see a big wave of media attention and public dialogue about developments in medicine--Baby Fay; the artificial heart; Baby Doe, Baby Jane Doe and the Baby Doe Rules; and, at the end of the decade, Cruzan.
As Baby Jane Doe grows up, eventually she will want to know about her life, about her first days.
They include, among others, Quinlan, Bouvia, Dutch euthanasia, Baby Louise Brown, surrogate motherhood, Baby Jane Doe, Tuskegee, Christiaan Barnard's first heart transplant, Barney Clark's artificial heart, and Baby Fae.