Religious liberty, protected by the first amendment of the US Constitution, and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit are two central features to American Democracy. When these principles come into conflict with our country’s strong desire to protect children from harm, it makes for a very divisive and charged environment. Parents of certain religious faiths often refuse medical treatment for themselves and their children on the grounds that it violates central tenants of their chosen religion. For instance, Jehovah Witnesses...
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