This story is pretty terrifying. The thought that a judge could disagree with your (and your teenager’s) decisions about treatment, find you neglectful, and order you to share custody with Social Services.
I’m not usually ranting and raving about activist judges, but this certainly seems to cross the line. After all, the young man in question is 16, has already been through one round of chemo, and is probably going to die either way. The point is, he didn’t want the artificial weakness and sickness brought on by chemo to characterize his last days with his family. That’s probably what I would want too. And here’s this judge that has decided the boy and his parents aren’t entitled to make decisions about healthcare. What’s next? The judiciary deciding that you can’t have children?