Parental Rights in Medical Care

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    "Scheidt opposes the government taking custody of children away from parents except in cases of physical or mental abuse. Horne, meanwhile, said he has reports of similar conflicts between parents wanting to decide treatment for their children, and governments inclined to impose doctor recommendations."

    Is allowing your child to possibly die due to lack of medical care equate to physical abuse?

    What if she was in an accident - bone sticking out of her leg - and the parent refused medical treatment?

    The child is a hemophiliac, starts to bleed and the parents kneel beside the child and pray as he/she bleeds to death?

    I would say that all 3 of these are physical abuse.
     
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    Religious reasons for not allowing chemo, which could save her life?

    Sorry.. I think parents should have rights over their children, yes.. But when they're not using common sense, and are putting that childs life in danger, using religion as a basis for doing so? No. They need to lose their rights, and they need to be given to someone with half a freakin brain on their shoulders...
     
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    They didn't say they would never give her chemo. They just wanted to get another oncologist. There are alternatives to chemo that can work. The parent should have the right to decide.
     

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