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barbaranichetti
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Darklordcomp
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Do parents have the right to choose the kids treatment?

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Started: 2/19/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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barbaranichetti

Con

Should parents be able to choose whether their child (under 18) receives or does not receive treatment for an illness/disease, due to religious preferences/beliefs, even if the treatment is know to work and the child will die?
Darklordcomp

Pro

I accept the debate, But it is a vague topic. It is well within the right of the Parent/Guardian to choose what form of medical treatment there child will receive, Life or death situations are the exception because if a parent takes there child to the hospital the child is going to be treated.

Parents Have the right to choose WHAT medical attention there child gets within reason such as Flu shots, ADHD medication, and any medications that are deemed "optional" the same goes for some medical procedures such as getting braces, teeth pulled, Abortions, and so on. But in a life or death situation the Parent (even though most sane parents would say treat there child) would have no say and would most likely be forced from the hospital or arrested for unintentional manslaughter.
Debate Round No. 1
barbaranichetti

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Darklordcomp

Pro

Well that was fun
Debate Round No. 2
barbaranichetti

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Darklordcomp

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lit.wakefield 4 years ago
lit.wakefield
You should change this to be more specific. It's unclear whether the pro side will be arguing that the parents should have the right to choose the treatment or to choose no treatment.
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