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← Jury gives "faith healing" mother prison time in son's death

Rich Wilson's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Rich Wilson

This just makes no sense whatsoever: "Kellough instructed jurors that a person may be justified under Oklahoma law in not providing medical treatment for his or her child, if instead the parent, in good faith, selects and depends upon spiritual means alone through prayer, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination; provided that the treatment or cure is something which a reasonably careful person would do under similar circumstances and conditions."

Legally speaking- you can leave it to prayer, provided it's what a "reasonably careful" person would do? If we're "OK"ing prayer as an alternative, then who's to say what's reasonable?

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:47:24 UTC | #944381