The Oregon Senate has passed a bill, or is in the process of doing so, that solves a problem I blogged about earlier.
It’s bill 2721, which will make it possible for the state to prosecute parents who’ve deprived their children from medical treatment in favour of prayer, and whose children have died as a result of that.
In my country there is a law that makes it possible to temporarily relieve parents of their parental rights. It’s specifically used for the children of Jehovah’s Witnesses who will generally refuse a life-saving blood transfusion to rhesus-babies.
I don’t know if there’s anything like that in Oregon, but if not, this is a good alternative. I’m not too sure if mad people should be treated as criminals, but still, it’s something to be applauded.