Judge Blocks Bid To Force Amish Girl To Have Chemo

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A judge in Ohio has again blocked a hospital that's seeking to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.

The ruling comes just a week after an appeals court sent the case back to the judge and told him to give more consideration to the request by Akron Children's Hospital.

The hospital wants a registered nurse to take over limited guardianship of the girl and decide whether she should continue treatments for leukemia. The hospital says she will die without chemotherapy.

The girl's parents say that the chemotherapy's effects were terrible and they're using "natural" medicines.

The judge says in his latest ruling that not allowing the parents to make medical decisions for their daughter would take away their natural rights.

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