Fighting for Air: How children and their loved ones are affected by religious exemptions
Emily Walton talks about her sister Mariah and the young woman's daily struggle with a serious disability, the result of having been denied medical care as a child
This excellent article, published on an Idaho media website, describes just how children and their loved ones are affected by religious exemptions in Idaho. It talks about a young Boise woman who struggles with every breath because she was denied medical care when she was born with a hole in her heart. Her parents made this choice based on their religious beliefs.
Governor's Task Force takes action: The article covers an important Governor's Task Force report that highlights the need to change Idaho's laws, as well as a compelling letter written from the task force to Governor Otter urging him to support such changes. It also talks about a town hall discussion scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 5:30pm, where Idahoans can ask questions of a panel and express concerns.
How you can help children in Idaho receive necessary medical care: Come to the town hall meeting! Also, visit our Project Idaho page where you will find links that allow you to easily email legislators about this issue. To learn more about other children who have died from religious medical neglect in Idaho, click here. To see press coverage of this issue, click here.
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