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Judge rules on sick baby's bone marrow transplant

19th July 2007

High Court ruled yesterday that it would be lawful for a terminally ill seven month old baby girl to be given a bone marrow transplant despite her parents' refusal to consent.  Mr Justice Holman said the issues in the case of 'A' who cannot be identified, were "truly ones of life and death". But her case "also raises profound issues of parental autonomy in our society".

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Title: Judge rules on sick baby's bone marrow transplant
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 3511
Date Added: 19th Jul 2007

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