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    Default Pregnant teen dies after docs deny chemo over abortion ban

    Pregnant teen dies after docs deny chemo over abortion ban

    A teenager with leukemia has died after authorities refused, for nearly three weeks, to let her undergo chemotherapy because she was pregnant. The unnamed daughter of Rosa Hernandez was told by doctors she needed chemotherapy; however, there is a strict abortion ban in the Dominican Republic and the treatment was likely to terminate her pregnancy. At the time, she was 9 weeks along. The case spurred international outrage and, 20 days after being admitted, she finally got her treatment. However, the 16-year-old girl died on Friday and her mother, who had begged doctors to make an exception to save her life, says the system failed her. [Source]
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    If she really didn't want the baby her body would have "tried to shut that whole thing down". At least that's what I heard some hick congressman say on the radio.

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    So they killed the mother (or rather, allowed her to die), along with the unborn child they were claiming to be saving from chemo?

    This is so diabolically stupid, I can't even comprehend it fully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    So they killed the mother (or rather, allowed her to die), along with the unborn child they were claiming to be saving from chemo?

    This is so diabolically stupid, I can't even comprehend it fully.

    Yeah.

    I understand them.

    Not saying I agree, but to them, it makes sense.

    Someday.

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    The really sad thing (edit: other than the obvious, I mean) is that I would not at all have been surprised to see this happen in the states.
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    Circular logic at its worst.
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    Whew, this stuff gets me worked up. And yeah, it would not have surprised me a bit if it'd happened in the States.

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    ai ai ai ai this world. I want to leave it sometimes, especially after reading things like this
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    mind you, I'm not a doctor and leukemia is not my area of research, but if she died 3 weeks after diagnosis I really doubt chemo would have done anything other than make her even more miserable, so it might not even have been a net negative result overall. The reasoning behind the decision is still reprehensible, though.

    edit: looking again, she died a few days after being allowed to start chemo, so the chemo may even have caused her death, as often happens, unfortunately. still, that's not the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    mind you, I'm not a doctor and leukemia is not my area of research, but if she died 3 weeks after diagnosis I really doubt chemo would have done anything other than make her even more miserable, so it might not even have been a net negative result overall. The reasoning behind the decision is still reprehensible, though.

    edit: looking again, she died a few days after being allowed to start chemo, so the chemo may even have caused her death, as often happens, unfortunately. still, that's not the point.
    Yup. I was thinking that as well.

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