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Physicians' Juries For Defective Babies
It is the possibilities of happiness, intelligence and power that give life its sanctity, and they are absent in the case of a poor, misshapen, paralyzed, unthinking creature. I think there are many more clear cases of such hopeless death-in-life than the critics of Dr. Haiselden realize. The toleration of such anomalies tends to lessen the sacredness in which normal life is held....
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Title: Physicians' Juries For Defective Babies
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: December 18, 1915
Format: Article
Publication: The New Republic
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.173-174
Keywords: Blind; Cognitive Disability; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Doctors; Eugenics; Euthanasia; H.F. Haiselden; Helen Keller; Laws & Regulation; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Policy; Sensory Disability; Wrentham, MA
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Science, Health & Technology