Mackinnon describes a girl named Samantha who is 13 years old and suffering in the last stages of cancer. She
says she doesn't want further treatment because she does not think it will maker her well. Her parents want to pursue a new experimental therapy for which there is some hope, but Samantha insists that she be euthanized with a drug overdose. Should her parents allow her to end her life, since that is what she wants, or should they force her to undergo more therapy since they are her legal guardians?