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Thread: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, let me play devil's advocate here. Assuming that the girl wanted to commit suicide by putting a bullet in her head, and the mother was such a sicko that she supported it, would it be the government's right to step in and stop it? If the answer is yes, then what is different about this case that the government has no right to step in.?
    With suicide, it's not something that a parent is going to support. If this girl is sick enough to need chemo, then that's an entirely different scenario than a teenager who is suicidal. With suicide, though, no, it is NOT the government's business to step in and force someone not to kill themselves.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    She will attain her majority in under a year. This isn't about a little child; it's about a 17-year old. That's troubling.
    At what age should a child be considered an adult?
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Could this chemotherapy shorten her life, could it kill her too ?


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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is no point of relevance to discuss when you make up facts that don't exist in this case.
    when did I make up anything about this case?

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    With suicide, it's not something that a parent is going to support. If this girl is sick enough to need chemo, then that's an entirely different scenario than a teenager who is suicidal. With suicide, though, no, it is NOT the government's business to step in and force someone not to kill themselves.
    OK, I disagree with you here, especially when it is a minor that we are talking about.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    She is going to die without the treatment. And I just dont see rational parents supporting a decision that is essentially suicide. As long as I am my childs guardian, those sorts of decisions will be mine. Once she is 18, that decision is hers.
    If my child is old enough to understand the ramifications of her actions, and I believe she has a full grasp of the situation, then I will most likely support her decision. Frankly, she's old enough to leave home if she really wants to, so I would have no problem with her making her own decisions. I lived away from my parents at that age, as I had graduated from high school a year early, and was already working and supporting myself. I would have expected to make my own decisions regarding my own life at that point.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You still havent pointed this out.... What does the ACA have to do with this, especially when the decision was made by the Supreme Court of Connecticut?
    and why did you bring up Obama?

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    At what age should a child be considered an adult?
    The gov. says 18.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    How in the world could they be right? Forcing someone to undergo medical care against their will is not ok. The whole, well, she is a minor argument is bull**** and depends entirely on an imaginary line in the sand. To think you just magically became an adult the day of your eighteenth birthday is idiotic.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    when did I make up anything about this case?
    You began with this....

    The ACA does give power over these decisions to an unelected, unaccountable board.

    And then began talking about government panels, as if it applied here.

    And now you have the gall to ask what facts you made up?

    I'll be blunt. This is not a discussion about Obamacare. It is about a court decision that forced a teenaged girl to get medical treatment. Please do not attempt to derail the discussion. Instead, why don't you join it?
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