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.
Idaho StatesmanJuly 12, 2019
Idaho children deserve lifesaving medical care, regardless of their parents’ religious beliefs Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/article232628977.html#storylink=cpyBy: BOB KUSTRA
Idaho StatesmanApril 24, 2019
Letters to the editorBy: Letters to the Editor, Bruce Wingate
Post RegisterMarch 22, 2019
Resolution decrying Christian persecution heads to House floorBy: Nathan Brown
Idaho News.comFebruary 15, 2019
Faith-healing follower sentenced for not reporting sex abuseBy: Associated Press
Idaho PressDecember 1, 2018
Another Idaho faith healing documentary in the worksBy: NicoleFoy
Idaho StatesmanSeptember 14, 2018
New documentary on A&E features supporters, opponents of Idaho’s faith healing exemption Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/canyon-county/article218396435.html#storylink=cpyBy: Ruth Brown
The Crime ReportAugust 28, 2018
Should Religion Ever Be a Defense in the Death of a Child?By: Robin L Barton
The Crime Report
Idaho StatesmanMarch 15, 2018
Coffin letter: Children’s deathsBy: TERRY E. COFFIN
Idaho StatesmanFebruary 20, 2018
Medical care could have saved his brother’s life.By: CARISSA WOLF
Idaho Press TribuneJanuary 31, 2018
Faith-based healing bill drafted, awaiting considerationBy: Kyle Pfannenstiel
Idaho Press Tribune
Idaho Press-TribuneJanuary 13, 2018
Religious exemption is legal manslaughterBy: Laura Jane McCarthy
High Country NewsJanuary 8, 2018
Idaho protects the rights of faith healers. Should it?By: Leah Sottile
High Country News
PatheosNovember 28, 2017
Former Idaho Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers To Punish Faith-Based Homicide Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/27/former-idaho-chief-justice-urges-lawmakers-to-punish-faith-based-homicide/#qRWQdg3mWW1h17gv.99By: Hemant Mehta
Times-News MagicValley.comNovember 6, 2017
Letter: Idaho leaders continue to let children die needless deathsBy: Bruce Wingate
Idaho statesmanNovember 3, 2017
Wingate letter: Faith healingBy: Bruce Wingate
October 28, 2017 11:17 PM
No more deaths from faith healing in Idaho.
The Idaho Legislature can and should act to save children dying from faith-based medical neglect.
Recently three innocent children died in a matter of two months from preventable illnesses.
In the 1970s Idaho and most states enacted religious exemptions to medical neglect to receive federal funding. Since then, records show that 182 Idaho children have died needlessly from preventable illnesses.
Yes, faith-healing parents are at fault. However, they say they will not change. Their church is also at fault, but as misguided as I believe their church tenets are, they too will not change. Therefore, it is up to the Legislature to take corrective action.
Religious exemption laws were enacted by the Idaho Legislature, and the only group that can retract (repeal) these laws is the Idaho Legislature.
Legislators, these child deaths are on you. Only you can stop them. Children should not be dying because of their parents’ beliefs. As adults, if they choose prayer over modern medicine, that is their choice. During their childhood, it is your duty to protect them, and let them live.
Bruce Wingate, founder, Protect Idaho Kids Foundation, Boise