Posts Tagged ‘rules’

Connecticut Teen has No Right to Deny Treatment

Posted by Troy on 8th January 2015 in Current Events

The court ordered the family to give their seventeen-year-old daughter chemotherapy even though the daughter didn’t want to receive treatment.  They took her away and put her in protective custody.  The family relented.  After the first round of chemo, she ran away from home.  They hunted her down and dragged her back.  A court has ruled that she has no right to refuse treatment.

I am so against this on so many levels.  At what age does someone know enough about life to decide to die?  Could they say that a thirty-year-old doesn’t have a right to die?  And yet, a thirteen-year-old has a right to get an abortion or birth control without parental involvement.  Interesting how that works.  Query: if the parents don’t want it, and the child doesn’t want it, who has a right to demand that someone under go medical treatments that costs tens of thousands of dollars?  Who’s going to pay for that, exactly?

Long Live the Constitution!