Freedom of Religion or Child Neglect?by Gamino Law Offices on 04/24/13
Our country promotes its religious and political tolerance and freedom of belief and expression as evidence of the freedom and liberty we experience in the United States. However, when practicing your religious beliefs to refuse medical attention for your children there are more cases of child neglect and homicide that have been charged in recent years that gain the attention of the public. Last week a couple's second child died after the parent's religious beliefs that God will heal prevented them from seeking medical attention and their 8 month old son died. Four years ago that same couple lost a little boy and were prosecuted for his death. Their other 7 children have now been removed from their home and placed in foster care. The grieving parents are free on bail, despite being in the middle of serving their 10 year probation sentences for the death of their prior child.