State vs Parental Rights...

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  1. dmp
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    This story is VERY sad -

    http://www.komotv.com/stories/44168.htm


    In a nutshell, doctors suggested the woman's son need a surgery to prepare him for dialysis until he got a kidney transplant. The woman didn't agree; wanted to try other methods (rather than risk surgery). The doctors called the state, which REMOVED her custodial rights to the child. She removed the child from the hospital. Doctors LIED to get an Amber Alert issued; woman arrested - son being sent for surgery tomorrow.

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    I hate the democratic government of the state of washington.
     
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    Why should we be surprised. The government already charges you money to take full custody of your child for 7 hours a day, 9 months a year, for 13 years, all so they can turn out to be just barely smarter than the kids in Cyprus and South Africa (compared to beating out all but Japan and South Korea in 4th grade). Is it really that much of a stretch from there to taking custody of your kids to give them a medical procedure that they think is best for them?
     
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    Libs are all about freedom of choice so long as you choose what they tell you is correct.

    It's pretty damned sad that something like that can happen in this country. If that was my child, that doctor would need the witness protection program.
     
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    I don't know whos at fault here.

    Both parties seem to have the kids best interests at heart. But why would the doctor lie about it? Doc needs to hide from a vengefull mom in my opinion.

    I don't think this case has a right answer.
     
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    I don't think the doctor has the kid's best interest at heart. I think he's power-tripping, and circumventing the parent's decision because it doesn't agree with his.
     
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    Bottom line: your kid is only your kid until some self-righteous do-gooder makes an accusation. Then the state will swoop in and take the child BEFORE checking out anything.

    Whatever happened to parental rights?
     
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    This is a medical situation..No do gooder stuff..Life/death stuff.
     
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    Agreed. I'd balk at a society where a crazy parent could deny a child lifesaving medical care. I'd also balk at a society where the state can march in whenever it pleases to override the parent. But I don't think we live in either society.
     
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    Not the way I'm reading it. Doctors suggested. Mom wanted to try other methods. At the doctor's request, the state took away her right to custody of her child because she went against his medical opinion.

    Absolutely bogus.
     

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