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A woman accused of withholding cancer treatment from her autistic son has been charged with attempted murder.
Kristen LaBrie is scheduled to appear in Salem Superior Court on Monday on charges of attempted murder, child endangerment and permitting bodily injury to a disabled person.
LaBrie's son, Jeremy, was 9 when he died in March. He had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2006.
But respecting the treatment options determined by the parent should be upheld.
Originally posted by Jakes51
I'm on the fence with this state impressed treatment for parents in terms of care for their children. When the child was diagnosed with the illness he would have been 7 since he departed when he was 9. We don't know the extent of the illness when the child was diagnosed? Quite possibly, the child could have been riddled with the cancer and chemo would have just prolonged their suffering.
Treatment options would have been a tough decision for the mother or any care-taker. What is the best course of action to give my child the best quality of life until it is time to meet their maker? Before people start shouting from the pulpits we need to look at the big picture regarding the case. We know what chemo does to an adult but subjecting a child to it and not knowing if it will make any progress in arresting the disease? To me, that would be cruel and unusual punishment before death. Personally, I think the child was probably given a death sentence by the doctors and the mother probably wanted to make her child as comfortable as possible before their untimely passing.
Make no mistake, there is an invasion going on in the US. The courts and the legislatures are assaulting the very sanctity of your home and how you raise your children. People better start looking at stories like these and with a thorough eye before passing judgment, because down the road you may be in this mothers' situation. The government has practically infiltrated every aspect of our lives but I think the buck should stop at our door step.
Attempted murder is very harsh to charge this women with when in all reality she was trying to be as compassionate as possible in her child's final days. Don't get me wrong there are some bad parents out there but at present this story is to vague at the moment to judge the mother. Again, the government and the courts have no business mandating how you and I raise our kids!!!!