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Stupidity that should bring tears to your eyes

March 26, 2008

A pair of Wisconsin parents let their daughter slowly die of diabetes while they declined to seek medical treatment in favor of prayer. The parents had this to say about their daughter’s condition:

“We just noticed a tiredness within the past two weeks,” she said. “And then just the day before and that day (she died), it suddenly just went to a more serious situation. We stayed fast in prayer then. We believed that she would recover. We saw signs that to us, it looked like she was recovering.”

Doctors, the people who could have actually saved 11-year-old Madeline Neumann, say that the girl had probably been showing signs of sickness for up to 30 days before she died. Said the murdering parents:

“our lives are in God’s hands. We know we did not do anything criminal. We know we did the best for our daughter we knew how to do.”

Any outright fool knows that you bring sick children to the doctor, or at least give the doctor a call when symptoms of sickness persist. The above statement not only shows that the parents have no understanding of the fatal mistake that they made, but that they take no responsibility for their child’s death and will probably kill again given the chance. The most horrible part of this whole thing is that they will probably get out of any charges because of the religious angle. NEWSFLASH: If you are directly responsible for the death of a child, you are a child murderer.

What gives a more sinister light to this pitiful event is:

Officers went to the home after a relative in California asked police to check on the girl. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A relative, obviously aware of the situation, didn’t feel that the parents were acting in a responsible way. Chances are that this relative had pleaded with the parents to seek medical attention for their dying daughter, advice that was ultimately ignored.

An hour at the doctors and one intital shot of insulin could have saved this poor girl’s life. A couple shots a day, and she could have led a normal life. Now, due to her parents superstition and failure as responsible guardians, she will never have that chance.

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  1. March 27, 2008 7:49 pm

    A relative, obviously aware of the situation, didn’t feel that the parents were acting in a responsible way.

    Gee, ‘ya think?

    I have no qualms with religious parents. I have many with parents who let their religion supercede the very lives of their own children.

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