Prenatal Problem: Whose Rights Come First - Pregnant Mother or Unborn Child?
Hayles 2010/01/18 16:33:16
After feeling ill, a pregnant Samantha Burton went to see her doctor. Though the doctor stated that she needed to be bedridden for the rest of her pregnancy (another 15 weeks), Samantha disagreed and wanted a second opinion. "But Burton did not get a second opinion. She was not allowed to leave the hospital. After she protested her doctor's orders, the hospital obtained a court order requiring her to comply with her doctor's medical advice as to "preserve the life and health of Samantha Burton's unborn child." So Burton remained in the hospital where, three days later, she miscarried." And now the case is going to court. So you decide...whose rights come first?
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