Dana at Principled Discovery poses the Question of the Day for thinking parents religious or not: Should Daniel Hauser be allowed to reject chemo?
The specific views in this case weren’t exactly inspired by Christianity, but I guess they considered themselves Catholic as well.
. . . how much did religion really have to do with it? The family submitted to chemotherapy and rejected it only after experiencing its side effects. Perhaps religion was something to hide behind. Perhaps it was something they were driven to in their search for an alternative.
But I suppose the question remains: Is Daniel, a thirteen year old with disabilities related to a difficult delivery, capable of making this decision himself?
Further snooking around through the years:
Right Thinking About Parent Rights: Polygamy and Homeschooling
Does the state have a right to override the parental consent and intervene to prevent the child from entering into this arrangement?
Is there a legitimate state interest to protect the child?
Have the parents or the “husband” committed an act of child sexual abuse?
Is the girl competent to make her own decision in this matter?