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Baby Theresa

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An anencephalic infant (Theresa Ann Campo) born in 1992 in Florida, whose parents wanted her declared dead at birth–she lived 10 days–in order to donate her organs.

The 2 courts to which the parents appealed rejected the parents’ request as (1) Florida law defines brain death as the cessation of brain activity, including the brainstem, which had not occurred in the baby, and (2) It would become a license to prematurely kill an infant for the express purpose of harvesting organs

Reference http://articles.latimes.com/1992-04-16/news/mn-888_1_baby-theresa

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