Monday, January 28, 2008

Doctors debate euthanasia on babies with spina bifida

Active intervention to end the lives of babies born with spina bifida is not necessary. That is the position taken by paediatric neurosurgeons from 12 countries in an article in the medical journal 'Child's Nervous System'. These physicians express their concern at the practice in the Netherlands of carrying out euthanasia on some babies born with spina bifida (the result of Meningomyelocele, see box for information).


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