This is one frustration that I’ve had with conservatives. They want to fight ‘for the children’ while they’re in the womb, then they’re done.
I do TOTALLY agree with you that the whole ‘for the children’ trope has been overdone and abused to death.
But this is not an instance of using ‘for the children’ to infringe on the rights of the population.
This is ‘for a child’. This is for parental rights. This is pro-life.
The effects of this case bleed into your life. Your right to determine when and if the plug is pulled on your loved ones. Does a hospital have the right to overstep familial boundaries?
The hospital is winning. They’re killing the kid with starvation and a lack of medical care. They’ve got the media on their side. Even FReepers are on their side.
But where will you want everyone to be when you’re trying to defend your loved one? When you just want a transfer? When you want the hospital to let in another dr to perform basic procedures so that your loved one can be safely transferred?
This is another infringement on OUR rights as family.
What I said is I can't explain it, but I can predict it.
Obviously I know it affects me and my family.
In the long run there are consequences for a society that tolerates incompetence, false information and abuse of authority. Humans never change their nature and you can see that in history.
Bravo Marie! You state a position for parents and the family unit, funny how so called “conservatives” here on FR are all for govt and hospital admin having the right to call the shots. This is not a position that supports the family.