Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today is Corinne's dance recital. While we are watching her smile and twirl, this boy's parents are worrying over their son's life and also religious rights. What is your opinion? Where do you think the line is that cannot be crossed?


Dana said...

While I don't necessarily think that a sick 13 year old is fully capable of making the best medical decisions for himself, I don't think the government should have a say. If Daniel's parents agree with Daniel's choice, then they, as the adults should be able to deny the treatment. I definitely think that Daniel's input should be heard and considered though....he is, after all, the one going through it all. I do NOT agree that the government should be able to take him from his parents! That is ridiculous! Everyone has their own core beliefs and who am I to say who's right or wrong? Who the hell is the government to make that decision? Besides, don't you think our government has many bigger issues to worry about than making sure Daniel and his family are nice and compliant? This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Daniel and his family.

Totally off this subject....I hope Corinne's recital went well! You'll have to post some pictures!

L~ said...

Some people would feel the same way about unwed mothers being 'forced' to relinquish their children, schools calling CAS due to 'suspected' abuse, not vaccinating, homeschooling, placing aging parents in homes, shipping off individuals with differing abilities...the list goes on and on. It's always going to be a debate b/c people care about others. This isn't a bad thing at all. However, sometimes, years down the road, parties involved may have very different opinions than they do now. And to me, that is exactly the crux of battles like these. The unknown is never certain, and the future can't ever be told except in hindsight. No one knows what the outcomes will be no matter who does what, no matter what choices are made.

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