Thursday, June 09, 2005

Who Owns Your Children?

This story ought to send chills up the spine of just about anyone that has children.

The state of Texas has taken a 12-year old girl with cancer from her home because her parents have refused chemotherapy for her. Are they refusing to treat her at all? No, it doesn't seem that way. They took her because they're not submitting to what the doctors are telling them they should do.

Why shouldn't a parent have complete control over their child? The parents have not been tried on any charges of neglect, they've been very open with the doctors and the state about what they want etc. There is no excuse whatsoever for the state to take this child away from the parents.

Who owns your children?