‘Pro Life’ GOP-er Says It’s Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God


Rep. Christy Perry says it violates parents’ rights if they’re required to treat their sick children…

Over the past 20 years, only six states have had children die due to their parents refusing them medical treatment in deference to faith healing. Idaho has the dubious distinction of having laws on the books that allowed a dozen children to die from easily treatable medical conditions in the past several years. Currently, Idaho’s law contains a religious exemption that allows parents from religious groups to use prayer as a substitute treatment for illnesses.

Former members of the group and their families are saying that the number of children who have died is far greater than what is being reported, and a coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris, says she stopped performing autopsies on the children from the sect altogether…

3 thoughts on “‘Pro Life’ GOP-er Says It’s Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God

  1. well, why did god make medicines and doctors and give us the technology and knowledge to be able to heal a great many things if he didn’t expect us to avail ourselves of it? if he wanted faith healing, then why did he give us doctors and medicine? he wants us to do for ourselves with the help he has given us. to let a child die and say it was god’s will without even attempting to help treat the child is just neglectful and cruel.

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