Statement before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives,
Koop's testimony was part of his effort to establish policies that would protect the civil rights of infants with birth
defects and other disabilities, namely the right to medical treatment, an effort that succeeded when in October 1984 Congress
expanded the scope of federal child abuse laws to proscribe the withholding of medically indicated treatment from such infants.
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1982-09-16 (September 16, 1982)
Koop, C. Everett
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Refusal to Treat
Congenital Birth Defects and the Medical Rights of Children: The "Baby Doe" Controversy