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

liberty not license Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:59 PM
Homeschool Mom...God bless your and the other family who chose life for their children. This article demonstrates how we are becoming servants to a "tyranny of the elite" who, as is rightly pointed out, are NOT omniscient. And, as always in such cases, it is the end the family who will have to deal with the consequences of the decision of the elites, whether it is the lifelong damage to a daughter who is given an abortion without parental knowledge or consent, or the premature death and loss of a sick child who is deemed to not have a viable chance of life or recovery.

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...