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    Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    good verdict imo. discuss.

    Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds - Health - Kids and parenting - msnbc.com

    Jeremy's oncologist, Dr. Alison Friedmann of Massachusetts General Hospital, had testified that she told LaBrie her son's cancer had a cure rate of 85 percent to 90 percent under a two-year, five-phase treatment plan that included some hospital stays, regular visits to the hospital clinic to receive chemotherapy treatments and at-home administration of several cancer medications.

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    What does this mean for parents who refuse treatment of their kids on religious grounds?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What does this mean for parents who refuse treatment of their kids on religious grounds?
    To be honest, I think that's child abuse.
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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What does this mean for parents who refuse treatment of their kids on religious grounds?
    i think that's been decided, they can't do it.

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    good verdict imo. discuss.

    Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds - Health - Kids and parenting - msnbc.com

    Jeremy's oncologist, Dr. Alison Friedmann of Massachusetts General Hospital, had testified that she told LaBrie her son's cancer had a cure rate of 85 percent to 90 percent under a two-year, five-phase treatment plan that included some hospital stays, regular visits to the hospital clinic to receive chemotherapy treatments and at-home administration of several cancer medications.
    I wonder if we could get a similar ruling against the nuts who refuse to vaccinate their children.

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    I agree with Your Star, it is child abuse to withhold life saving medicine on religious grounds.
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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wonder if we could get a similar ruling against the nuts who refuse to vaccinate their children.
    probably not.

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What does this mean for parents who refuse treatment of their kids on religious grounds?
    I support the court's ruling. IMO, any adult who is competent to make reasonably informed decisions can and should be able to refuse treatment for his/her conditions. However, when one is dealing with minors who lack that capacity, the maximum protection should be given to those minors. Hence, parents should not have the legal ability to deny their children (who lack the capacity to make adult judgments) access to necessary treatment when their children's lives/health are at significant risk.

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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Well these things are religious belief and maybe for a very small child since they can't really voice their own opinion I'd be more inclined to agree. But if the child is old enough and also expresses no desire to have treatment, I think maybe that should be honored.
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    Re: Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds:

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wonder if we could get a similar ruling against the nuts who refuse to vaccinate their children.
    People can go their whole lives not vaccinated and never cme down with any such diseases.

    Big difference between that - and then denying your child the necessary elements to live - such as food, shelter, and cancer treatment.
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