February 23, 2007
Lawmakers passed Abraham's Law Friday after deciding that the appropriate age for a child to have say in their medical decisions is 14.
The bill is named after Starchild Abraham Cherrix, the 16-year-old who won a court battle to forgo chemotherapy and use alternative medicines to treat his lymphatic cancer.
The bill is headed to Governor Tim Kaine's desk where he can change it, veto it, or sign it in to law until. He will have until late March to decide.
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