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Top court lets stand ruling backing Baby Doe parents

The US Supreme Court let stand Monday a New York ruling in favor of Long Island parents who decided against life-prolonging surgery for their child, diagnosed as severely handicapped.

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The justices acted on a challenge to New York decisions by the former court-appointed guardian of the infant, known as Baby Jane Doe. Still pending in federal court is the administration's suit to examine the baby's medical records.