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Children have rights; they deserve treatment

September 5, 2013

An ongoing, interesting and painful legal issue involves the rights of parents when it comes to their children’s medical treatments....

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Voteno

Sep-06-13 1:24 AM

I generally agree but note that, in this instance, the girl herself has expressed her wish that chemo not be forced on her. I am not saying that this should determine the court's decision but, though at ten years old she cannot be presumed to have the judgment of an adult, that's a sufficient age that her wishes should be received in evidence; as should evidence of the efficacy or lack thereof of the alternative treatment and the probability that chemo will be successful.

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