Sunday, July 11, 2021

Louisiana Court of Appeals rejects wrongful life claims

 About two weeks ago the Louisiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion in which it joins the majority of jurisdictions in rejecting the notion of wrongful life. The case involved a claim brought by the parents of a child born with Down syndrome. They argued that they would have terminated the pregnancy had they been informed of a lab test that showed the child was at risk of being born with the condition. The court affirmed the lower court's dismissal of the claim noting that people with Down syndrome are valued members of society and actively participate in educational, social and recreational activities. 

The case is called Robinson v. Mitchell and you can read the opinion here.

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