Sunday, July 23, 2006

Big Brother At It Again...

Judge orders teen to cancer treatment

Straight from the Associated Press:
By SONJA BARISIC, Associated Press Writer Fri Jul 21, 6:43 PM ET

A Long Battle within a Long Battle

NORFOLK, Va. - A judge ruled Friday that a 16-year-old boy fighting to use alternative treatment for his cancer must report to a hospital by Tuesday and accept treatment that doctors deem necessary, the family's attorney said.

The judge also found Starchild Abraham Cherrix's parents were neglectful for allowing him to pursue alternative treatment of a sugar-free, organic diet and herbal supplements supervised by a clinic in Mexico, lawyer John Stepanovich said.

Jay and Rose Cherrix of Chincoteague on Virginia's Eastern Shore must continue to share custody of their son with the Accomack County Department of Social Services, as the judge had previously ordered, Stepanovich said.

The parents were devastated by the new order and planned to appeal, the lawyer said.

COMMON SENSE: Our bodies, our choice!