Court: Ohio Hospital Can Force Chemo On Amish Girl

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(Photo: Julie Smyth, AP) Doctors say girl will die without chemotherapy. Her parents say the drugs were making her violently ill. A court gave a registered nurse limited guardianship over the girl for medical decisions. SHARE 588 CONNECT 46 TWEET 77 COMMENTEMAILMORE An appeals court has sided focus on one domain again with an Ohio hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The court ruled that an attorney who’s also a registered nurse should be granted limited guardianship over the girl, Sarah Hershberger, and the power to make medical decisions for her. Doctors at Akron Children’s Hospital believe Sarah’s leukemia is treatable but says she will die without chemotherapy.
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Pittsburgh hospital dresses newborn babies in Pirates onesies to celebrate ‘Bucco Babies’

Hey there, little slugger.

Clair Hospital Spokesman Bob Crytzer says the hospital is well-stocked with Pirates gear. ‘This will be a keepsake for these little people.’ If this sounds a little familiar its because the hospital also swaddles babies in the famous Terrible Towel when the Steelers are in the playoffs. The parents have all been on board with it, and the kids havent complained either, Crytzer said. We dont permit crying babies. They have to be smiling, he joked.
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