(Matt Walsh's blog) -- A bizarre and troubling story unfolded this week in Connecticut. A 17-year-old girl with cancer was removed from her home, locked in a hospital room, and forcibly operated on after her and her mother said they didn’t want her to get chemo.
The mom appealed to the state’s Supreme Court, but the court rejected the appeal. According to them, and according to the local child protective services, the teenager doesn’t have the right to refuse chemo, and her mom doesn’t have the right to decide on a treatment plan for her daughter. She will get chemotherapy whether they like it or not.
Now, you can feel however you want about all of this. Personally, I think it’s horrifying. Sure, if it were me, I’d get the chemo. If it were my daughter, she’d get the chemo. But it isn’t me and it isn’t my child. I just can’t fathom how the State can claim the authority to take a kid prisoner and compel them to receive medical treatments that both the kid and the kid’s legal guardian have declined.
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