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A Clackamas County, Ore., couple accused of letting their infant daughter die by relying on prayer, rather than medicine, today asked that the charges be dropped, arguing that they infringe on their freedom of religion and their right to raise their children in their own way.

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submitted by: whErEswAldO   Dec 12, 2008
category: News keywords: child, heal, pray, religion, death
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What a horrible way to die.
posted by: penny     Dec 12, 2008
What about the child's right not to die?
I'd hate for child-sacrifice to accidently become legal out of sensitivity.
posted by: numbersign     Dec 12, 2008
Either children belong to the state or they don't.

Freedom, including religious freedom, means allowing other people to make choices that make no sense to you or me.
posted by: angelatc     Dec 13, 2008

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