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(Studio) In "New England Journal of Medicine," 2 pediatricians report 43 infants allowed to die at Yale New Haven hospital because of deformities.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(New Haven, Connecticut) A mother explains deformities of child given birth to 6 years ago. Mother wanted child to die because of deformities. At Yale New Haven hospital, doctors and parents decide if child too deformed to lead partially normal life. [Dr. Raymond DUFF - explains policy for deformed infants in detail.] [Dr. Joan VENES - questions moral, ethical implications of allowing some deformed infants to die.] Modern technology contributes to problem of deformed infant by sustaining lives of nature's accidents. Mother describes suffering and pain of deformed child not allowed to die; at 10 mos. baby finally died.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
- Kelley, Chris;
- Mudd, Roger
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