Being that I live in MN, I am not sure if this story is as popular around the country as it is in my state. The controversy is written about here in which a 13-yr-old is denying cancer treatment due to religious beliefs. He has a very curable cancer yet his parents will only agree to natural therapies. I am having such a hard time with this moral story, fact is, I don’t know who’s right and who’s wrong? If it is against your religion, are you obligated to NOT ALLOW your child the appropriate medicines to cure their disease? If you are the public attorney, are you obligated to defend this child against his family who loves him because they may be threatening his life? I personally think these parents are crazy and this kid should have gone to the hospital the day he was diagnosed to start his chemo, but I don’t share his religion or views on the issue.
What do you think?