No. 87-609.

533 A.2d 611 (1987)

In re A.C., Appellant.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided June 16, 1987.

Opinion Filed November 10, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert E. Sylvester, Washington, D.C., for appellant A.C.

Barbara F. Mishkin, Washington, D.C., for respondent fetus.

Vincent C. Burke, for appellees George Washington University and George Washington University Hosp.; Jack M. Frazier, Washington, D.C., was also present.

Richard S. Love, Asst. Corp. Counsel, for District of Columbia, intervenor as parens patriae, for the fetus; Barbara J. Mann, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., was also present.

Elizabeth Symonds, Washington, D.C., with whom Lynn M. Paltrow and Janet Benshoof, New York City, were on the Memorandum in Response to the Court's Order to be Informed of Further Developments, for amicus curiae American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

Before BELSON and TERRY, Associate Judges, and NEBEKER, Associate Judge, Retired.

NEBEKER, Associate Judge, Retired:

This appeal presented an emergency request for a stay of a Superior Court order permitting a Caesarean section on a terminally ill woman who was in extremis. This opinion is written after the fact; its purpose is to assist others and to test this court's decision with analysis of precedent —some of which was not considered at the time of decision. Counsel are commended for their assistance to the courts—trial...

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