Forced chemo: Should court overrule Amish parents?

lglantzAssociated Press
Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health

A legal fight between a hospital and an Amish family in Ohio over whether doctors can force their 10-year-old daughter to resume chemotherapy after her parents stopped treatment is again raising questions about what rights parents have in making medical decisions for their children…

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“People see this is as a parent’s rights issue, but we fail to see this is a child’s rights issue. The person of importance and focus is the child.”

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