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Neglect or parental choice

Anonymous
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Lets say a child has cancer.  The parents don't believe in modern medicine and choose to treat with natural remedies. Do you think cps should get involved?  Or is this parental choice?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Mychele
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Eeeek. I'm all for natural treatments and parental choice. However I think it depends on the cancer. Leukemia is highly curable. Letting a child die seems senseless.
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Autumn19
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:40 AM
no. Why would you want cps involved for medical decisions.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Parental choice. But a shi**y one. I would support other family members fighting for the childs benefit to get treatment. And if the child is old enough to ask for treatment then it should be their say. I don't think I have heard this question on CM confessions before, should be interesting to hear other people's opinions. 

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM
That is actually illegal.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Parental choice. I may not like or agree with it, but that is their choice.

JLS2388
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Yes, CPS should get involved. Denying the child the right to modern medicine  when they have cancer is basically denying the child the right to fight to live and the parent doesn't have the right to do that.

lovelychaos13
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 8:47 AM

when it comes to cancer, mordern medicine is needed, i dont care is natural  stuff is used in conjunction as long as said herbs ect do not interfer with the cancer treatment. its well known how some natural things can interact with  prescribed medicines, grapefruit  is known to interact with certian meds!

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