Doctors refuse to treat pregnant 16-year-old girl with cancer7/26/2012
Does the survival of a fetus supersede the life of the teenager carrying it? In the Dominican Republic, doctors have refused to treat a 16-year-old battling leukemia, saying life-saving chemotherapy might terminate her nine-week pregnancy, violating the country's abortion ban. "My daughter's health is first," the girl's mother, pictured, said. As the government mulls the issue, advocates are furious. "How can it be possible that so much time is being wasted?" one said. "That the treatment hasn't begun yet because they're still meeting, trying to decide if she has the right to receive the treatment to save her life -- that's unacceptable." If they don't decide soon, there may not be anything to decide. [Source]
Do you think the doctors' concern is justified?