Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So my yahoo headlines had this story up. I read a few of the earlier stories and while I would treat my children medically, especially with the odds being so good with treatment I am not sure I could decide for someone else. Plus the trauma of forcing a child to undergo a treatment they don't want. I just have vivid images in my head of this boy being tied down as the chemo is forced. Not a pretty picture. I though don't agree with the mother fleeing. Add that they are claiming 2 religions as their reasoning and it seems a little hokey. I don't know, what do you guys think? Is it okay to force a medical treatment on a child to save the child's life regardless of the parents and child's wishes?


  1. I don't think parents have universal rights over their children. You can't force them to work in the salt mines, abuse or harm them. Ding bat parents can't be allowed to let their children die for their own eccentricities sake.

    The idea of forcing a parent to make their kid undergo medical treatment is unpalatable to me but that pales in comparison to how sick it makes me that some parents would willingly let their children die.

  2. I would have to agree TOR. I have never understood letting a child die because you think medical intervention is not necessary. It might not be but I know I would do all I could to save my child.


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