Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:21 pm
by felltoearth
Chris Putnam wrote:It is easy to find numerous cases of parents refusing medical treatment for their seriously ill children because to do so reveals a "lack of faith" which might displease the LORD. Jehovah's Witnesses routinely refuse blood transfusions. LDS might refuse the removal of "sacred undergarments" in emergencies. Should the law require medical treatment of minor children over their parents objections on religious grounds? Some US states have laws protecting the parents decisions here. Others do not.

I know such a topic might excite serious emotions in people on both sides of the issue. Hope we can keep this discussion on an intelligent civil tone. Thank you and please lets begin.

What’s your position on this? When and where should the state intervene?