Israel - Israeli Court Orders Teen Back To Chemotherapy Against Parents' Wishes
Israel - An Israeli court has ordered that a 16 year-old boy from a religious family must return to court-ordered chemotherapy sessions despite objections from both the boy and his parents that the procedures are detrimental to his health.
YNETNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1DMqMNZ) reports that order was issued after the boy fled treatments at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa recently.
The boy, who at age 9 was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), was declared recovered following treatment, but a second bout with illness surfaced in early 2014 requiring surgery.
On Sunday the boy released a video calling on Israelis to demonstrate in front of the hospital, and saying “Even if I have to die,” let me die with dignity– that is all I’m asking” .
Post-surgery, doctors ordered chemotherapy treatments to guarantee there would not be a third round, but after meeting with a Rabbi who decided the treatments were unnecessary, both the boy and his family rejected doctors’ recommendation.
His doctors subsequently won an order from the court requiring the family to comply.
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