It seems there is a woman in Salt Lake City,Utah who chose not to have a C-section performed upon her, even though she was told it was needed for her to do, so one of her “unborn twins… was stillborn.” Now this woman is charged with “one first-degree felony count of criminal homicide.”
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How can this be fair? In the USA, many woman have abortions and are never charged with a crime (which I agree with). However, this woman chose to ignore her doctor’s advice about having a C-section, the child died, and now she is in big trouble.
It seems to me that a doctor’s advice is just that, advice. Nobody should be forced to accept a physician advice. As a matter of fact, many people ignore the advice of their doctors, especially those doctors who tell their patients to quit smoking, drinking or overeating. So, this woman, while perhaps being foolish, should not be in any legal trouble.
Anyone else care to voice an opinion about this situation?