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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:09 AM
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6. If the rights of parents supercede those of children
then I guess parents also don't have the legal responsibility to provide children with food. Moral and ethical maybe, but not legal. I guess if they really wanted to, they could prostitute out a young daughter as well. It's their right as parents.

This isn't really comparable to the Terry Schiavo case, as she was deemed to be medically hopeless, while this kid obviously was not. But hey, he's a kid, so I guess that's not important. He's property until he turns 18.
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  -Parents sue over cancer treatment emad  Jul-20-05 09:16 AM   #0 
  - sigh. I know I should stay out of this  northzax   Jul-20-05 09:40 AM   #1 
  - Once again we see that  DiverDave   Jul-20-05 09:46 AM   #2 
  - hey, yesterday I said that we needed to get  northzax   Jul-20-05 09:50 AM   #3 
  - I don't care what anybody calls me  DiverDave   Jul-20-05 10:19 AM   #4 
  - but what if the kid is refusing treatment  northzax   Jul-20-05 10:49 AM   #5 
  - Painting me into a corner, huh?  DiverDave   Jul-20-05 11:10 AM   #7 
     - and I knew a boy  northzax   Jul-20-05 11:48 AM   #11 
  - What if the treatment provides worse results than denying treatment  Debi   Jul-20-05 11:10 AM   #8 
     - Let's see...  DiverDave   Jul-20-05 11:28 AM   #10 
        - Did he get the treatment? Is he still alive?  Debi   Jul-20-05 11:56 AM   #13 
           - Ewing's sarcoma doesn't just disappear out of thin air  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 12:25 PM   #15 
              - God forbid it be a mis-diagnosis.  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:32 PM   #16 
                 - if it was a misdiagnosis then they really should have sought a second  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 12:39 PM   #19 
                    - They did - that's how they determined the mis-diagnosis  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:45 PM   #20 
                       - I didn't see anything in the guardian article that suggests they consulted  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 12:54 PM   #25 
                          - By the argument of your previous posts the kid should be dead by now  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:56 PM   #27 
                             - quite the opposite, I said that the cancer was insidious and  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 01:04 PM   #31 
                                - You do realize that this case is bigger than 'if the boy was treated'  Debi   Jul-20-05 01:25 PM   #35 
                                   - from the link that you just posted  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 01:37 PM   #37 
                                      - I don't want to keep pressing a point,  Debi   Jul-20-05 01:49 PM   #38 
  - If the rights of parents supercede those of children  Crunchy Frog   Jul-20-05 11:09 AM   #6 
     - He's property until he turns 18.  DiverDave   Jul-20-05 11:13 AM   #9 
     - ahh, so you're comparing controversial medical treatments  northzax   Jul-20-05 11:51 AM   #12 
        - yeah but the doctors who supported Michael Schiavo demonstrated in a court  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 12:33 PM   #17 
           - none of that answers the point  northzax   Jul-20-05 01:00 PM   #30 
              - well thats the million dollar question, what was the second opinion if  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 01:18 PM   #33 
  - Jail ANYBODY that refuses treatment for kids? Even psychotropic?  LeighAnn   Jul-20-05 12:35 PM   #18 
     - look, out of defense of health professionals doctors don't do these things  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 12:50 PM   #22 
        - Instead of allowing the parents to get a second opinion  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:55 PM   #26 
  - I think the assumption is that standard treatment works  cpamomfromtexas   Jul-20-05 12:50 PM   #21 
  - The doctors in this case were wrong  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:10 PM   #14 
  - Were they wrong?  bmbmd   Jul-20-05 12:50 PM   #23 
     - Google Parker Jensen  Debi   Jul-20-05 12:52 PM   #24 
     - I just wonder what hapened to the  bmbmd   Jul-20-05 12:58 PM   #29 
     - I heard about this on NPR yesterday.  truth2power   Jul-20-05 12:57 PM   #28 
        - Perhaps he's simply in remission. n/t  progressivebydesign   Jul-20-05 03:16 PM   #40 
  - what if the parents had not been able to AFFORD treatment?  anotherdrew   Jul-20-05 01:06 PM   #32 
  - States like California help pay for chemotherapy for chilren from  NNguyenMD   Jul-20-05 01:21 PM   #34 
     - thank goodness for that at least.  anotherdrew   Jul-20-05 01:36 PM   #36 
  - in Texas, there is a similar case going on now.  alarimer   Jul-20-05 02:53 PM   #39 

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