Baby Doe Law and Legal Definition

Baby Doe is a generic pseudonym used to refer to very young child involved in litigation. These litigation are mainly in the context of medical care. In the U.S., there are federal laws and regulations that set forth specific criteria and guidelines for the treatment of seriously ill and/or disabled newborns. However, such laws are a subject of controversy because it dictates what must be done for a child, without considering the wishes of the parents.