TITLE

United States still too lenient on "faith healing" parents, say children's rights advocates

AUTHOR(S)
Glauser, Wendy
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE709
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case where two parents in Oregon were sentenced to jail, because they refused to seek treatment for their infant daughter's tumor on religious grounds. It mentions that advocates for children's medical rights are concerned about the leniency the justice system shows to faith healing families in some areas of the U.S. A study reveals that between 1975 and 1995, 172 children died following faith healing, out of which 140 were from easily curable medical conditions.
ACCESSION #
67136419

 

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