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Children’s “Rights” That End the Lives of Children

Homeschool Mom3 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:10 PM
My middle child had a 99% chance of being born dead and a 1% chance of being born brain dead. She was born perfectly normal. That delivery had my odds at 50% with the known, predictable, life threatening complication (completely separated placenta) which was added to the other unpredictable complication (a spontaneously ruptured fallopian tube) which has a 50% maternal mortality rate. It's time people stopped looking at doctors as omniscient. They need to stop seeing themselves that way too.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:28 PM
"It's time people stopped looking at doctors as omniscient. They need to stop seeing themselves that way too."

However, it is important that parents don't view themselves as omniscient either.

There is a growing so-called “children’s rights” movement that is attempting to hijack parental rights, and, as a result, prematurely end the life of ill children.

A recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics outlines the “suffering” and “torture” supposedly inflicted by parents who insist on continued medical treatment for their sick children. The authors of the review, Dr. Joe Brierley and Dr. Andy Petros, two pediatricians from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, argue that subjecting children to treatment—when, in their opinion, a child is terminally ill—is “inhumane.”

In fact, they argue that continuing...