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|Fri, 11-21-2008 - 1:17pm|
I just read the thread responding my last post and I'm extremely glad to see that all of you supported the fourteen year old right to carry her baby to term even if her parents objected. I'm pro-life by the way, but would oppose any laws that would allow parents to legally prevent a girl's abortion.
But what if this same girl had cancer or juvenile diabetes and wanted to direct her own treatment without consulting her parents or have a Do Not Resuscitate order put on her chart when they wanted her to have CPR and defibrillation? Should her rights take precedent over her parents' in this case too, and if so who would be her advocate to make sure this? I can't see the doctors and nurses supporting her for fear of a lawsuit and probably not Planned Parenthood since this isn't a reproductive issue. Is there another group that would?
Edited 11/21/2008 1:19 pm ET by redsummerflower