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Ohio Amish argue against guardian in chemo case

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MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Amish couple who fled with their 11-year-old daughter so she wouldn't be forced to get chemotherapy say a court was wrong to appoint a guardian to make medical decisions for her.
    
The lawyer for Sarah Hershberger's family argues for a reversal of that decision in a new filing in their state court appeal. He says that the wording of Ohio's guardianship statutes appears to let courts substitute their judgment for that of suitable parents, and that the court should take a narrower view limiting such second-guessing by the state.
    
The guardian wants to stop trying to force Sarah to resume chemotherapy and has asked to resign. A Medina County judge hasn't decided whether to accept the request, which could end the family's months-long fight against a hospital.

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