JWs denying blood transfusions for their children is a classic example. There's currently a case in Canada where parents are in court for not seeking medical care for their child who they suspected had meningitis. Instead they took him to a naturopath and only went to the hospital once he stopped breathing (and he died). They also did not vaccinate him and the likely cause of death was the strain of meningitis he would have been vaccinated for. Should parents be held criminally responsible for their child's death if they refuse to treat a fatal illness with modern medicine?
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The more I learn about these people the more frustrated I get. They seemingly have no remorse and IMO that should play a big role in the outcome.
I think it's a great idea to set some extra precautions with people who clearly are hesitant to utilize life saving medicine/vaccines. At the very least maybe make it a requirement that parents see a doctor immediately if their unvaxed kid gets ill.
Yeah. We have to start somewhere. It's just sad that children pay dearly for the mistakes of parents.
I honestly don't know which is scarier - the ones who refuse treatment because of religion, or the ones who refuse treatment because they think they know better. I guess they're just as bad as each other, ultimately.
I think for me it's more applicable when we're talking about life saving procedures (like blood transfusions) and not taking a child to the hospital when they're deathly ill. I'm not concerned about villifying parents who don't give ADHD meds.
Thanks Paula, I agree with you. Unfortunately the FB page these parents have set up is filled with support for their decisions & they get thousands of dollars in donations, so apparently many disagree w/ us. It's so sad.
Aime...LOL. I'm certainly not surprised by those warped enough to "support" whackos. The world must have it's quota of "crazies." Consider there R those who continue to worship Mr. Looney Tunes himself, Charles Manson after 40 yrs!!