Liability when a child dies due to reliance on faith healing
I made a comment in /r/atheism thread the other day that i knew what draw a lot of fire, but i was disappointed that there was very little real discussion. I am curious what the libertarian thread thinks.
Basically there was a case where a young (7M) died because his parents depended on faith healing and didn't take him to the hospital.
First I certainly don't agree with what he did, i would have my kid there in a second. But actually i don't see anything illegal in what he did. For me how ones cares for their child is a parents right, the government should not interfere. This case looks very black and white. where the parents withheld even the most basic medical care but where would you draw the line?
Here are a few things that do occur or could occur.
schools being allowed to give students medicine (including birth control) without parental consent.
What if its consider cruel that i don't give my child add drugs or anti psychotic if he had some mental illness
deciding that my child should have this surgery or that surgery because its what's approved.
I just don't want the government deciding what happens to my children and i don't want the government telling other people how to do it, I'm an atheist and mostly libertarian but i could be wrong. So who i, or us, or the government to tell other people how to live even in extreme cases like this, where do we draw the line?
sislar, r/libertarian 4 Comments
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