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Thread: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Maybe from the boy's perspective, he's going to die from this either way.
    That's not the doctor's prognosis "if" he undergoes chemo. And the kid probably doesn't have a good understanding of his situation as he's somewhat learning disabled and he is a kid.

    Maybe the boy and his family would rather he die in peace than die in pain from chemo.
    From what the doctors say, he has a 90% chance of living. Is it really that important to you that a parent get the last word even if it's at the cost of their child's life? Seriously.
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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    That's not the doctor's prognosis "if" he undergoes chemo. And the kid probably doesn't have a good understanding of his situation as he's somewhat learning disabled and he is a kid.

    From what the doctors say, he has a 90% chance of living. Is it really that important to you that a parent get the last word even if it's at the cost of their child's life? Seriously.
    In this case, yes, it is that important.

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    In this case, yes, it is that important.
    At least you are honest about your cruelty.

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    At least you are honest about your cruelty.
    I know, allowing people to choose their own fate is inhumane, but I am an Evil Conservative.

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I know, allowing people to choose their own fate is inhumane, but I am an Evil Conservative.
    You choosing death for your child out of pride and ignorance is nothing close to "allowing people to choose their own fate".
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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    You choosing death for your child out of pride and ignorance is nothing close to "allowing people to choose their own fate".
    You're assuming motives for a person not in the situation and thus isn't making the decision

    Good debate tactic there, wow I'm convinced

    I'm not choosing death for any of my children, I'm so far giving support to parent's who want to choose a less painful death for their child.

    If it were me, than since I'm not a member of this Native American group, I might make a different decision. I might choose to put my child through the pain out of the Christian ideal that you always choose life.

    My argument on this thread is that the state has not demonstrated a compelling interest to be involved at all. You seem to keep ignoring that point.
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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I know, allowing people to choose their own fate is inhumane, but I am an Evil Conservative.
    That misses the point entirely.

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That misses the point entirely.
    Deliberately

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Deliberately
    Then what's the point of having a discussion with you if you are going to be obtuse?

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    Re: Should parents be allowed to refuse life saving treatment for their children?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Then what's the point of having a discussion with you if you are going to be obtuse?
    Remember back in the day when we bashed each other on every issue, only to eventually find out that our views weren't all that different?

    Good times.

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