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Idaho Republicans back bill protecting faith-healing parents
February 24, 2015
Idaho Republicans abandon children, and support legislation
that would codify protections for faith-healing parents,
ensuring that faith-healing parents who choose prayer over
modern medicine are protected from prosecution, even when
their actions lead to the death of their children.
A bill to codify parental rights in Idaho passed the House
State Affairs Committee Friday. The bill, sponsored by
Republican lawmaker Janet Trujillo, declares parents have
"a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care,
custody, education and control of their children," effectively
making children the property of parents.
The sad fact is, currently under Idaho state law, if a child
dies or is abused a parent can’t be found guilty if they are
practicing faith-healing. The new legislation would, among
other things, prohibit lawmakers from repealing this religious
However, Rep. Christy Perry (R) says faith-healing parents
have a First Amendment right to deny medical care to their
children on religious grounds, arguing that they are perhaps
more comfortable confronting the death of their children.