Baby Doe – New York and Indiana
In both cases, court decisions supported the parents’ wishes to see their disabled children die. The Indiana case resulted in death by starvation. In the New York case, the parents were only required to provide comfort while they waited for their child to die. In this case, however, the child survived.
Both cases provide examples of how the abortion on-demand mentality has infected the American legal system. Instead of being welcomed into life and protected by law, many disabled children are seen as “burdens” to be disposed of as others see fit.