Imagine this — you’re the busy mother of two small kids with another one on the way. This pregnancy has been fraught with complications. During a medical exam, your doctor orders bed rest for the remainder of your pregnancy. You explain that you can’t possibly stay in bed for four months with two small children (!). The doctor insists. You say you want to get a second opinion. The doctor refuses and goes to court and gets a court order mandating your confinement in the hospital for the remainder of your pregnancy.
When the woman, Samantha Burton, asked to be transferred to a different hospital so that she could get a second opinion, she was told no, because it wasn’t in the best interests of the fetus. After three days of confinement against her will, Ms. Burton miscarried.
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