Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Snakes for a Reason?

In Connecticut, a teenage girl is mature enough to obtain an abortion without parental consent.  Apparently, she's mature enough to end any life but her own...

Connecticut forces 17 year old with Stage 3/4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma to undergo chemotherapy against her own will, and that of her mother who supports her daughter's choice.  

“Following a hearing at which Cassandra’s doctors testified, the trial court ordered that she be removed from her home and that she remain in DCF’s care and custody,” read court documents.  The court also authorized DCF to make all necessary medical decisions on Cassandra’s behalf.” 

After Cassandra had a portion of her lymph node surgically removed at the hospital, mother and daughter left "to seek a second opinion." Fortin said they were going to consult with doctors in another state — but the local doctors, who are mandated reporters, called the DCF and raised an issue of parental medical neglect. The DCF went to Superior Court and won temporary custody and permission to proceed with the treatment. Courant

What do you think?  You may not agree with her decision, but do you think she has the right to make it?

Do you think the state is inconsistent with its application of medical maturity?

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