In the shadow of U.S. Supreme Court history, a Puerto Rican family struggles

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Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley TOA ALTA, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Emanuel Rivera Fuentes, severely disabled since birth and lying in bed at the home he shares with his parents in Puerto Rico, recites a list of 14 medications he must take daily for medical conditions including cerebral palsy. The drugs represent just one aspect of the care he requires, a burden that largely falls upon his parents, Abraham Rivera Berrios and Gladys Fuentes Lozada, who adopted him when he was a baby given just weeks to live. Now 35, Rivera Fuentes spends most days in his room in the family’s modest teal-colored house in Toa A…

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