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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Fair or not? discuss.

    Mom who withheld son's meds gets 8-10 years - Health - Kids and parenting - msnbc.com



    is she saying she had no choice? she's a monster.
    I often wonder what the point is in posting these stories...I mean is there any real controversy here? If not, I can certainly make some....

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I often wonder what the point is in posting these stories...I mean is there any real controversy here? If not, I can certainly make some....
    i often wonder why people respond to posts they believe have no point.

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i often wonder why people respond to posts they believe have no point.

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    agree completely. she murdered him.
    She let her son die when he had a good chance of beating the cancer.
    I wouldn't go so far as to call it murder.
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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    She let her son die when he had a good chance of beating the cancer.
    I wouldn't go so far as to call it murder.
    The article mentions financial troubles, also...it's amazing how many things come back to personal finance, but we're more concerned with condoms and unions then economics in school.

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    She let her son die when he had a good chance of beating the cancer.
    I wouldn't go so far as to call it murder.
    In my eyes, inaction is not morally different from action when both produce the same outcome and posses the same motivation.

    A great case for this is the case of the son: A man marries a woman with a young son. She then dies, but leaves all her money to her son. The man decides that he must murder the child in order to get the money, so while the son is taking a bath, he goes upstairs and drowns the boy.

    Now, another scenario: Same premise, only this time, the man walks upstairs, intent on murdering the child, but finds him drowning in the bath already. The man stands and watches as the boy dies, doing nothing.

    In this case, she knew what the outcome of inaction would be and what the outcome of action would be. She was very clearly told what options she had and the implications of those options.

    As far as I'm concerned, no matter the motive, this was premeditated murder.
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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Since when are 'medical professionals' the state? Failure. Now piss off troll.
    But the state is the one that prosecuted her, Dimwit.
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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    I find the sentence appropriate. Her actions were wrong, but she isn't nearly the threat to society that most other murders are.

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    I don't see the outrage. I mean, she obviously had a lot of other stresses, not the least of which being money....I don't understand why everyone wants her punished with a baby with cancer and autism.

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    Re: Mom who withheld son's cancer meds gets 8-10 years

    I don't think we can really understand the woman's experience or her decision. It is horrible if this had to do with her finances. If she was really trying to hide what she was doing she would have bought the prescriptions wouldn't she? It's a horrible situation and I hope the boy is spared a lot more suffering. He will suffer the loss of his mother, that's for sure.

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