do you also believe the government should have the right to force you and your children to be sterilized or endure any sort of treatment a judge deems "necessary" whether you want it or not?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by deadheadjen at 3:45 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Those are two totally different questions. I don't think anyone should be sterilized against their will. Except maybe rapists. And yes I do think if you let your child die of something easily cured you should be prosecuted. But then... if someone doesn't vaccinate and their child dies of measles should that count too? Where will we be drawing the line?
Answer by BlooBird at 3:50 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:51 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
I do not think ppl should be prosecuted, but I do believe that the court should intervene and order known, non-experimental treatments within reason. For example, blood transfusions if needed. Why should minor children be prevented from obtaining known, non-experimental treatments, just because their PARENT does not believe n XYZ medical procedures? Let the parent decide for themself/their body, only. Let the court represent the child, if warranted.
Why would a judge deem that my child or me needs to be sterilized? Are we serial rapists? Just can not imagine a situation where that treatment would be justified. Any competent adult should be able to make any decision necessary for their OWN body. Why would a court need to intervene? Very different when a minor is involved-
Answer by Sisteract at 3:51 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by meriana at 3:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by lphill at 4:02 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Crissy- you need to come and work in a pediatric and neonatal ICU. Very interesting decisions made by parents (and medical teams) every.single.day. I cared for a 10 m.o. last week who has been hospitalized since birth. He is in respiratory failure (<25% of func), trached, on a vent, extremely air hungry, agitated and a DNR, with the exception of airway maintenance and comfort/nutrition measures. Despite 5 doses of differing sedation, analgesics, anti-anxiety medications in 5 hours, I was needing to hand ventilate him several times every hour. So uncomfortable for him and his family to endure. It is highly unlikely that an adult suffering from a similar condition would be treated in this fashion. Hospice would be called, therapies dc/d and sedation and pain control would be the order and treatment plan established. FTR, yes this case has been to the Ethics Com.
Answer by Sisteract at 4:02 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by kenzie07 at 4:10 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:20 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
I do not believe that a person should be prosecuted for not giving treatment to their children IF that is truly their belief. I remember YEARS ago (I think in the late 70s or early 80s), there was a highly publicized case where the parents were being tried for just this. In the trial, it came out that the father really had a true conviction to his belief, but the wife was just going along to be a good wife. He was not convicted, she was. I agree with that decision. NO ONE should make you do or not do something medically to yourself or your under aged children without your consent.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 4:45 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
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