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A court in Florida decided not to permit this. Thus, Baby Theresa died after nine days, her organs useless due to the damage caused by acid accumulation. Who was right, the parents or the state of Florida?
This question places us in the realm of ethics: What is the basis for deciding upon a path of action? The entire purpose of making decisions and implementing them with actions is to bring about favorable consequences and to avoid unfavorable ones.
Those who side with the state say that life has been respected. Further, they assert that by allowing nature to take its course, we have avoided stepping onto a slippery slope. I agree with the latter contention, but not with the first.
On TV we saw the heart-rending picture of Baby Theresa, her head which had no skull wrapped in protective bandages while she opened and closed her fingers. It was a kind of picture that would cause anyone to hesitate to start the harvesting of organs. But what of the pictures we did not see?
We were not shown the pictures of those children who needed, but did not receive any organs. Does not their plight need to be figured into our ethical calculus?
Baby Theresa was going to die. She was anencephalic - she had only a brain stem. All such babies die soon after birth. She had just one opportunity to make a meaningful, concrete contribution to humanity - herself - before leaving us. The meaning her life could have had was snatched away by a narrowly conceived law.
When added to the price that will be paid by those children who desperately needed those organs, how can the claim that life was respected be maintained? Whose interests were served by allowing this? She was unaware at all times and was going to die no matter what happened.
They could not keep this child.
So, they wanted to help other parents keep theirs. We have already seen that the would-be recipients did not benefit. The state was the primary beneficiary.Ethical Analysis of Baby Theresa Baby Theresa is a very unique case.
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