Oregon Senate Votes to End Faith-Healing Defense for Parents
I’m all for freedom of religion, but this “faith-healing” crap goes several steps too far.
Following the tragic and preventable deaths of children whose parents believed faith rather than medical care would cure their ailments, the Oregon Senate voted earlier this week to eliminate “faith-healing” as a legal defense and allow prosecutors to seek murder charges against parents who deny their children medical care for religious purposes.
Under the measure passed by the Senate, the state would soon be able to charge such parents with first-degree manslaughter or murder. The Oregon House unanimously approved a similar measure in March and is expected to pass the Senate version very soon. Once the bill is signed by the governor, it will immediately become law.
Good for Oregon.
Edit: Hey Behemoth, how about a link stupid?