Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 12th, 2004
In January 2004, a Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, judge permitted Wilkes-Barre General Hospital to force Amber Marlowe to undergo a cesarean section. Doctors there said the procedure was medically necessary and that the Marlowes had refused it for religious reasons.
Wilkes-Barre General was seeking guardianship to "preserve and protect the rights of [the fetus] regarding its health and survival," hospital attorney Mary G. Cummings wrote in court documents.
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