The “Let Them Live” issue has been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America and in the international newspaper, The Guardian. Many Idaho TV and radio stations and other news organizations have also covered the issue.
By: Nigel Duara
Protect Idaho Kids is in favor of this bill not passing because language in it could cause more children to die from faith based medical neglect than are dying now”.
By Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Senate has spiked a proposal seeking to tweak the state’s laws allowing families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse.
The proposal would have only amended Idaho’s civil laws to make it easier for judges to get involved in faith-healing cases. The bill did not change the state’s religious exemption regarding criminal charges, which is considered the most contentious part of the religious waiver.
However, despite the proposal being pitched as a compromise, criticism among lawmakers ranged from those who thought the bill didn’t change enough while others thought the bill went too far.