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Ohio judge ends guardianship of Amish girl who resisted bid to force chemotherapy


A judge in northeastern Ohio has formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who fought a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy.

The move announced Friday comes more than a year after Sarah Hershberger's guardian said she was dropping her efforts to force the girl into chemotherapy for leukemia.

The girl's parents had halted chemotherapy two years ago because they feared it was killing her. Doctors had said she would die without the treatments.

The judge ended the guardianship after being told that the girl no longer shows signs of being sick. She is now 12.

Sarah and her parents returned to their farm in Medina (meh-DEYE'-nuh) County a few months after they went into hiding in the fall of 2013 to avoid the treatments.

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