Season 2, Episode 20 Better Off Dead

An examination of the moral considerations involved in deciding what medical treatment to give to infants born with severe mental and physical deformities. Included: a survey of rulings in several "Baby Doe" cases.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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