Media Coverage of Burton v. State of Florida
Many of you have probably already heard about this story. I've seen references to it since it first happened in August, but I didn't pay much attention to it until today. It's such a sad story. It's bothering me, and I'd like to get opinions from some of the other wonderful ladies in this community. I can understand that the doctors and hospital want to do everything within their power to help save a struggling fetus, but should that allow them to legally bind the mother to follow their recommendations against her will? Where is the line that's crossed where protecting the unborn child conflicts with the rights of the childbearing woman? How could the doctors and hospitals have possibly handled the situation differently to respect the expectant mother's feelings and concerns?