Originally Posted by INVICTUS:
Originally Posted by frog:
Originally Posted by Shoals Resident:
Jimi, are you betting that the people on this forum that think this was horrible for the parents to deny medical care for this infant (and yes I do) are pro-abortion?
I took that to refer to how strongly many feel about not allowing anyone to have an abortion and how much of a sin that is to them, but once a baby is born it seems for some people that the whole philosophy of protecting the child is tossed out. That is horrible that a baby is made to suffer and die when treatment could make a difference, but the irony is that often groups with strong anti-intervention beliefs also preach how sinful abortion is. It is sad and makes no sense to me personally. I didn't personally take it to mean anything but that.
Were the Mayes anti abortion? I would like to see a number of the people
like the Mayes compared to the everyday people who stab, beat, starve
toss babies everyday. The Mayes are misguided,but to drag abortion to
the table to cover all crimes against chrildern?????
First who are the Mayes?
The people in this story are more than misguided. They are stupid or evil. Either way their child is dead due to their belief in religion. I agree that being religious they are more than likely anti-abortion, and as frog said many religious people such as the Hickmans would argue against abortion, yet let a child born die unnecessarily. Makes no sense at all.
Here is a few more of those "everyday people"
Carl and Raylene Worthington were indicted Friday on charges of manslaughter and criminal mistreatment in the death of their 15-month-old daughter Ava. They belong to the Followers of Christ Church, whose members have a history of treating gravely ill children only with prayer.
Ava died March 2 of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. The state medical examiner’s office has said she could have been treated with antibiotics.
Grand Junction -- Charges have been filed against the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died from a common infection that turned into gangrene after her parents opted to treat her with prayer but not medicine.
Randy and Colleen Bates, members of the General Assembly Church of the First Born, were issued summonses Friday on charges of criminally negligent homicide, reckless manslaughter, reckless child abuse resulting in death, and criminally negligent child abuse resulting in death.
Church of the First Born members believe there is a biblical injunction against medical treatment. They treat illnesses and injuries with prayer.
WAUSAU, Wis. — A central Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide.
Dale Neumann, 47, was convicted in the March 23, 2008, death of his daughter, Madeline, from undiagnosed diabetes. Prosecutors contended he should have rushed the girl to a hospital because she couldn't walk, talk, eat or drink. Instead, Madeline died on the floor of the family's rural Weston home as people surrounded her and prayed.
Someone called 911 when she stopped breathing.