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Should parents have the right to refuse lifesaving medical procedures that doctors deem necessary for their children?

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Poll Results: 9,437 votes
46%
No. The child's health should always come first.
 
37%
The decision should be reviewed on an individual basis.
 
10%
Yes. It is strictly the parents' decision.
 
3%
I don't know.
 
2%
Yes, but only for religious reasons.
 
1%
Other.
 



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Magdalena J.
Sunday December 7, 2014, 12:53 AM


Thank you!

Natasha Salgado
Monday December 1, 2014, 7:10 PM


No

Evelyn M.
Monday November 24, 2014, 4:22 PM


No. Nit a child.

Darren Woolsey
Friday November 14, 2014, 1:13 AM


I can only think of two possibilities where parents would refuse medical treatment: 1. Religious grounds, and 2. they were ill-informed. 1. Parents should NEVER impose their religion on their children, and 2. education.

Beth O'Brien
Thursday November 13, 2014, 2:33 PM


No

Azaima A.
Wednesday October 1, 2014, 9:12 AM


someone has to pay for them

Stardust Noel
Sunday September 7, 2014, 9:57 AM


No

Sue H.
Saturday September 6, 2014, 8:35 PM


Yes, but it should be reviewed.

Joan M.
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 11:14 PM


Not for their children

Ashley heffner
Monday June 16, 2014, 4:36 PM


If they are just doing it for religious reasons and the child presumably has a good chance to live with a high quality of life, then I would say that they should do the procedure.



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