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

Thomas2124 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 11:46 AM
“The experience and advice of doctors must not be held ransom to [parents’] religious beliefs, however strongly held.” Clearly such doctors need to *put* in their rightful place. Doctors are servants, they dont have any natural right to authority over the patients they serve. I guess we can add this to the list of things wrong with America: The role of servant (ie, doctor or President) is clearly ignored.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 1:17 PM
Doctors are paid employees of the patient.

I guess left-libs conclude that they have the ultimate authority by the same principle that leads them to conclude that union workers -- paid employees of the company owners -- ought to have authority over the company.

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...