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Friday, July 21st 2006

Your Right To Choose Your Care…

I didn’t hear the case, I’ve never heard this boy’s pleas for self determination, and so I can’t speak to his maturity or eloquence. Even if I had it might be hard to determine just how sound and fit he was; if he was along enough in his development to truly make reasoned sound decisions for himself.

That’s probably why so many states, for the majority of self determination decisions, have set an arbitrary age of eighteen.

Having said all that, I think this sixteen year old teenager should be able to choose how he wants to live his life and fight this cancer…I can even understand his choice a little bit, although I would never make. Some chemo regimens sound like terrible things (not that I have any idea what he was on).