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A cancer patient in Montana -- identified only as L.K. -- refused to undergo a hysterectomy as treatment for her cancer on the grounds that she is deeply religious and wants to have children. That's sad enough in it's own right. But no one could have foreseen what happened next: A judge found her "mentally incompetent" based on her "delusional religious beliefs" and ruled she was to have the procedure.
“Tomorrow’s impending involuntary removal of L.K.’s reproductive organs both establishes that the district court is proceeding under a mistake of law and is causing a gross injustice and involves constitutional dignity and religious freedom issues of statewide importance,” the public defender’s office wrote on L.K.’s behalf.
“L.K. then testified on her own behalf that she did understand that she had been diagnosed with cancer and that she did understand the risks of dying if she did not have the hysterectomy procedure,” the petition said. She also said that she might change her mind later about following her doctors’ recommendations. “L.K.’s dignity and bodily integrity are at stake and,” the petition argued, “ ... under the Montana Constitution her dignity is inviolable, including when her life or health is potentially at risk.”
Originally posted by ldyserenity
You do know why they did this right? It is to set a precedent the precedent being if you try to use your religious beleifs to opt out of obamacare you can still be deemed mentally incompetent and be made to buy or pay the fine or go to jail. I am thinking. I may be wrong but this stinks to high heaven. Next you know you will be hearing this "you're 85 you need to go peacefully to the great beyond with our doctor's help" and if you say you don't beleive in that & in your religion it is an atrocity, they'll deem you mentally incompetent and send you to the gas chambers anyway under force! Dispicable.