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Response to FreedomRain (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:11 AM

29. Bumper stickers notwithstanding, there are a lot of proud racists in Arizona.


I wouldn't want my kid dying there, hateful bastards. And with brown skin, I suspect the chances are higher, and only the most naive person would think otherwise. Kind of like people ignore the beat downs and prison we subject black people to at a far higher rate for people with black skin in many other places.

But what caught my attention was this immediate rush to judgement against the parents, as if people in authority always know what's best - like Congress. That's a broad brush attack as well, without anyone knowing the circumstances. I tend to give parents more leeway than the people around them, just because they had more college or better opportunities or something, people who have their own agenda to protect. Especially with a kid that sick.

I look at the debate over abortion, with all the people thinking they know better than a woman, who is undergoing a horrendous internal issue, an issue they feel the person obviously can't handle without them sticking their nose in it and making it worse. Here we have parents with a gravely ill daughter - I suspect they didn't come to this decision lightly, and I am not all that sure they were incorrect..

And, just because the hospital is a nonprofit doesn't mean they won't ruin the finances of people who show up there - Mexico might well be a far better option for them, given they are more humane about health care in my experience.

But I don't know, not there, was just throwing out potential scenarios other than the one where the parents are wrong - there's enough of that already, it seems.

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