Wisconsin parents convicted in prayer...

Wisconsin parents convicted in prayer death want new trials

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 10, 2011, titled Wisconsin parents convicted in prayer death want new trials. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Wisconsin parents convicted of using prayer instead of conventional medicine to try to heal their dying daughter will ask a judge for new trials.

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65erz

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 10, 2011
It's a tough case and not as cut and dried as most make it. While it seems like they should have been forced to give their daughter all the medical help available...religious freedom is a right in this country guaranteed by the constitution. I'm glad I'm not the one who has to make the decision. I just feel bad for the poor girl who must have suffered terribly at the hands of her parents religious beliefs.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 10, 2011
6 months for killing their child. Nice justice.
Sad

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 10, 2011
I wonder what kind of medical insurance this family have. I have health insurance through work but deductibles and copayments can add up to a costly amount when when things happened and you need major medical treatments. In the last two years my family was not very fortunate and my daughter got into a very bad car accident where she broke many bones and she had to stay in the hospital for almost two weeks with many follow ups and therapies; I was in the hospital for almost one week for appendix rupture; and my husband had knee surgery and the bill just keep on adding up from copayments and deductibles to thousands of dollars. We have a $6000 deductible for family per year and this might be too much for most family if they have someone who need constant visits to the doctor and prescribed medication. For some families, they might not able to afford their copayments and deductibles so they might choose to not seek medical treatment for their love ones. With the trend of medical copaymetns and deductibles getting higher and higher each year, I hope that families don't start using religion as a defense for not seeking conventional medical treatments because they can't afford them. I wonder if this family's true reason of not seeking conventional medicine is really a religion thing or is it because they could not afford conventional medicines for their child.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 10, 2011
65erz wrote:
It's a tough case and not as cut and dried as most make it. While it seems like they should have been forced to give their daughter all the medical help available...religious freedom is a right in this country guaranteed by the constitution. I'm glad I'm not the one who has to make the decision. I just feel bad for the poor girl who must have suffered terribly at the hands of her parents religious beliefs.
It really IS as cut and dried as it seems. You can have all the religious freedom you want, but that does not extend to the welfare of a child. Once a person turns 18, they can do or not do anything they want based on religion, but parents CAN NOT harm their kids using religion or any other excuse. This law has been up-held over and over.

In this case, the judge screwed up by not giving them 50 years...
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 10, 2011
And if we go by the religious freedom argument, then we must abide by the Muslim extremists who will behead their wives - rape women etc. etc.
WiscVikesFan

Bringhurst, IN

#6 Feb 10, 2011
The case had nothing to do with medical insurance. The parents were also well off. For days they watched the poor girls condition continue to get worse and instead of seeking medical aid they continued to pray over her. The fact is the girl would be alive today had they used the brains that the god who they worship gave them.
Big Brother

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 10, 2011
We are the government.

We control your lives.

Serve us.
65erz

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Feb 10, 2011
I completely see your point.
Incredible70 wrote:
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It really IS as cut and dried as it seems. You can have all the religious freedom you want, but that does not extend to the welfare of a child. Once a person turns 18, they can do or not do anything they want based on religion, but parents CAN NOT harm their kids using religion or any other excuse. This law has been up-held over and over.
In this case, the judge screwed up by not giving them 50 years...

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