Friday, September 4, 2009

Q&A: Faith Healing and the Law

Two of government's obligations - enforcing child welfare laws and protecting freedom of religious expression - can clash when a parent chooses to rely on spiritual healing practices instead of standard medical care to treat a child's illness. Indeed, courts in Wisconsin and Oregon recently decided two cases involving faith healing that resulted in the death of a child. In a new Pew Forum Q&A, church-state scholar Robert W. Tuttle explores the legal issues that courts must consider in such cases. Go to the Q&A »

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