Parents who trust in divine intervention, even after doctors say there is no hope of survival, are putting their children through aggressive but futile treatments, they said.
In an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics they warned that families with deeply held hopes for a “miraculous” recovery were increasingly being allowed to “stonewall” medical opinion.
The doctors, from Great Ormond Street Hospital, called for an overhaul of the legal system to reduce the weight given to parents’ religious beliefs in such cases.
… “While it is vital to support families in such difficult times, we are increasingly concerned that deeply held belief in religion can lead to children being potentially subjected to burdensome care in expectation of ‘miraculous’ intervention,” the authors warned. “In many cases, the children about whom the decisions are being made are too young to subscribe to the religious beliefs held by their parents, yet we continue to respect the parents’ beliefs.”
But they are not too young to subscribe to the secular beliefs of the doctor I guess.
Remember, the justification for trying to suppress Christian values involving end-of-life conflicts arose out of only 5 of 203 studied cases. To me, that means these children are the pretext for imposing secularist cultural hegemony over the entire medical system, demonstrating that tolerance and diversity cease to matter once the secularists think they are firmly in control.
Via Mulier Fortis