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Baby Doe Position Statement

This resolution was adopted following the decision of the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of a Down's Syndrome neonate in Bloomington, Indiana:

RESOLVED that the Christian Medical Society strongly opposes the decision allowing for the death of "Baby Doe" and urges that this Court decision not be seen as either legal or moral precedent for the future. The right of privacy does not allow for parents to decide the death of such infants.

Approved by the CMDA House of Delegates.
Passed with a vote of 41 for and 12 opposed.
May 7, 1982. Dallas, Texas.

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