Parental rights versus the State

William White wbbanjo at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 21 07:42:42 MDT 2009

Absolutely not.  For better or worse, the parents should have the final say on what course of treatment their child is to follow.  As adults they would have that authority for themselves.  They should have that same authority over the child until he reaches legal adulthood.

--- On Thu, 5/21/09, Richard Whitenight <rwhitenight2004 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

From: Richard Whitenight <rwhitenight2004 at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Parental rights versus the State
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 2:45 AM

In Minnesota, a 12-year old boy has brain cancer. Doctors feel that
the boy needs treatment that his Native American parents are not
willing to consider. The boy is being treated with homeopathic
medicine. The Mother has left with her son to an unknown location. An
arrest warrant has been issued for the Mother.

Do you feel the State should have the right to overrule the parents
desire to attempt to cure their son by homeopathic means?

Richard Whitenight
Arlington, Texas
"God Bless America and our Men & Women in Uniform"

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