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Discussions in Bioethics: If You Want a Girl Like Me

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One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. This film looks at questions surrounding life-prolonging treatment for disabled newborns. When a teenage girl discovers that her newborn baby suffers from spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she refuses to agree to a life-saving shunt. While her boyfriend, the father, tries to convince her to accept responsibility for the infant, the hospital awaits their signed consent to proceed with the operation.

1985, 12 min 43 s

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Prizes awarded to each of the eight films in the series - Category: Health and Medicine
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
March 25 1987 to April 4 2087, San Francisco - USA