Connecticut Teen With Curable Cancer Fights To Stop Chemo

In this Jan. 2, 2015 still image from video provided by WVIT-TV, Jackie Fortin speaks at her home in Windsor Locks, Conn., about her daughter's forced chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkinᅢ까タᅡルs Lymphoma at Connecticut Childrenᅢ까タᅡルs Medical Center in Hartford. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in an emergency appeal filed by lawyers for her daughter known in court documents only as Cassandra C. The court will consider the "mature minor doctrine" recognized by several other states. The doctrine generally allows court hearings for minors 16 and 17 years old to prove that they are mature enough to make medical decisions for themselves. (AP Photo/NBC Connecticut) MANDATORY CREDIT.
In this Jan. 2, 2015 still image from video provided by WVIT-TV, Jackie Fortin speaks at her home in Windsor Locks, Conn., about her daughter's forced chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkinᅢ까タᅡルs Lymphoma at Connecticut Childrenᅢ까タᅡルs Medical Center in Hartford. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in an emergency appeal filed by lawyers for her daughter known in court documents only as Cassandra C. The court will consider the "mature minor doctrine" recognized by several other states. The doctrine generally allows court hearings for minors 16 and 17 years old to prove that they are mature enough to make medical decisions for themselves. (AP Photo/NBC Connecticut) MANDATORY CREDIT.

A Connecticut court is set to weigh whether a 17-year-old girl with life-threatening cancer can refuse a treatment she views as "poison." The case tests a core issue of civil rights and modern medicine: At what age do we have legal control of our bodies?