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United States law and managing the terminally ill fetus and newborn

Authors
Journal
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
1744-165X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.siny.2008.03.008
Keywords
  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Prematurity
  • Legal Liability
  • Abortion
  • Terminal Illness
  • Federal Government
Disciplines
  • Law

Abstract

Summary The article sets out the legal principles that govern practice in the US in relation to both the abnormal fetus and the terminally ill newborn. It also provides a view of the law relating to abortion more generally within the US.

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