Another screwball judge encroaches on personal freedom
tom.matiska at ATT.NET
Sat Jul 22 19:43:29 MDT 2006
Let's start with the fact his parents named him "Starchild". Now they to treat his cancer with a sugar free organic herbal diet sold only in Mexico? Approved treatments have side effects and don't always work, but the cure rate for that diet is?????? I hope it isn't too late for the courts to save him.
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A judge in Virginia ordered that "a 16-year-old boy fighting to use alternative treatment for his cancer must report to a hospital by Tuesday and accept treatment that doctors deem necessary . . . ."
'The judge also found Starchild Abraham Cherrix's parents were neglectful for allowing him to pursue alternative treatment of a sugar-free, organic diet and herbal supplements supervised by a clinic in Mexico. . . ."
I saw the lad and his parent interviewed on Hanity and Combs. He was quite articulate had come to his decision about the course of treatment he wanted after a good bit of study on his cancer. Forcing the lad to take a treatment that has already proven unsuccessful and made him quite weak is a woeful misuse of judicial power. And to use State power to undermine parental authority in the matter of health is to me a gross violation of parental rights. I look forward to a time when parents reassert their perrogatives and reclaim their authority from the State. Am I dreaming?
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