William Maio Monday, November 26, 2007 Science Technology and Society Brandon Whose Choice? In Billy’s cancer case, there is no justification what so ever for the state take Billy away from his parents because his parents supported Billy’s decision rather than continuing with the chemotherapy. If the State was going to take Billy away from his parents and put him through chemotherapy again, he would probably escape again from the pain. Since chemotherapy has side effects and does not cure 100%, the state should not be considering the only option for treating cancer. If Billy’s parents were forcing Billy from getting treated when Billy wants chemotherapy then it is justified that the state should help Billy, however that was not the case. If the state helped admit the patient into a chemotherapy treatment, would the state pay for the treatment or the patient would need to be in debt? Parker Bill is a good idea because there should be more decision for the family to decide
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 101 taught by Professor Hess during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.