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

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

    Cassandra told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview from her hospital it disgusts her to have "such toxic harmful drugs" in her body and she'd like to explore alternative treatments. She said by text she understands "death is the outcome of refusing chemo" but believes in "the quality of my life, not the quantity."

    "Being forced into the surgery and chemo has traumatized me," Cassandra wrote in her text. "I do believe I am mature enough to make the decision to refuse the chemo, but it shouldn't be about maturity, it should be a given human right to decide what you want and don't want for your own body."
    "Cassandra either intentionally misrepresented her intentions to the trial court or she changed her mind on this issue of life and death," Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers said.

    Cassandra is confined in a room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, where she's being forced to undergo chemotherapy, which doctors said would give her an 85 percent chance of survival. Without it, they said, there was a near certainty of death within two years.


    Cassandra said in her text to the AP she believes there's "a natural way or at least an alternative to chemo out there that I am willing to look for and explore. Not that it would cure the cancer but it may help it."
    On one side, she's an idiot who can be cured. On the other, she has a right to be an idiot and die because of that. Not sure how I feel about this but I smell the anti-science stench a mile away.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

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






    On one side, she's an idiot who can be cured. On the other, she has a right to be an idiot and die because of that. Not sure how I feel about this but I smell the anti-science stench a mile away.
    Obviously she doesn't have a right to die without treatment or this wouldn't be a story.

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

    What she wants to do is equivilant to suicide. If she gets the chemo I think her recovery rate is about 80+%, if she doesnt it is less than almost none. The question in this case is why does she want to die and should society just let her? I think suicide should remain illegal.
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    Obviously she doesn't have a right to die without treatment or this wouldn't be a story.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    What she wants to do is equivilant to suicide. If she gets the chemo I think her recovery rate is about 80+%, if she doesnt it is less than almost none. The question in this case is why does she want to die and should society just let her? I think suicide should remain illegal.
    She doesn't want her body to be ravaged by chemo.

    The real story here is the government taking custody and forcing her to do it. She can buy birth control, serve in the military and several other adult duties but, the government claims to own her body and mind.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Obviously she doesn't have a right to die without treatment or this wouldn't be a story.
    What !akes it a story, is that the over-reaching government thinks she doesn't have that right and they want to use their tyrranical authority to force her to go through treatment. However, she most certainly has the right to refuse treatment.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Do you think she should be allowed to commit suicide?
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    She doesn't want her body to be ravaged by chemo.

    The real story here is the government taking custody and forcing her to do it. She can buy birth control, serve in the military and several other adult duties but, the government claims to own her body and mind.
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    What !akes it a story, is that the over-reaching government thinks she doesn't have that right and they want to use their tyrranical authority to force her to go through treatment. However, she most certainly has the right to refuse treatment.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Do you think she should be allowed to commit suicide?
    Its her choice and her right to refuse treatment. Do I agree? Hell no! But, unlock abortion, this girl is making her own choice. Are you pro abortion?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Do you think she should be allowed to commit suicide?
    She says she wants to seek alternative treatments.

    I had a friend who was going through 3 years of chemo until he had a fatal heart attack. I suspect the chemo weakened his heart.

    The State shouldn't be allowed to strap her down and force procedures and chemicals upon her body no matter what. Do you think they should be allowed?
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    No I beleive abortion is killing a human life, and I dont think she should be allowed to commit suicide. This isnt one of those things where she will be miserable for a while and die anyway. It is likely if she undergoes treatment she will live a long happy life. If not she is just die. Get off the goobermnet bad thing for a minute and think about right and wrong, not right and left.
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    Its her choice and her right to refuse treatment. Do I agree? Hell no! But, unlock abortion, this girl is making her own choice. Are you pro abortion?
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