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Taking Pierce Seriously: The Family, Religious Education, And Harm To Children, Richard W. Garnett Jan 2000

Taking Pierce Seriously: The Family, Religious Education, And Harm To Children, Richard W. Garnett

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Many States exempt religious parents from prosecution, or limit their exposure to criminal liability, when their failure to seek medical care for their sick or injured children is motivated by religious belief. This paper explores the question what, if anything, the debate about these exemptions says about the state's authority to override parents' decisions about education, particularly religious education. If we accept, for example, that the state may in some cases require medical treatment for a child, over her parents' objections, to avoid serious injury or death, should it follow that it may regulate, or even forbid, a child ...


Choosing The Lesser Evil: Comments On Besharov's "Child Abuse Realities", Margaret F. Brinig Jan 2000

Choosing The Lesser Evil: Comments On Besharov's "Child Abuse Realities", Margaret F. Brinig

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