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When a Parent’s Beliefs About Medicine Become Child Abuse

August 9, 2018 | Media News

Prof. Efthimios Parasidis was quoted in Healthline about religious exemptions to medical care and religious-based medical neglect.

“The U.S. values religious freedom to the point where states are willing to grant parents the right to refuse even life-saving medical treatments for their children if the parents can show that there’s a religious tenet that would be violated by administering the treatment,” Parasidis said.