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Author Rogers, Alan, 1936- author

Title The child cases : how America's religious exemption laws harm children / Alan Rogers
Published Amherst ; Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2014]


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Description x, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- Amy Hermanson -- Shauntay Walker, Seth Glaser, and Natalie Rippberger -- Ian Lundman -- Ashley King -- Robyn Twitchell -- Repeal of religious exemptions -- Conclusion: Religious freedom and the public good
Summary Publisher's description: When a four-year-old California girl died on March 9, 1984, the state charged her mother with involuntary manslaughter because she failed to provide her daughter with medical care, choosing instead to rely on spiritual healing. During the next few years, a half dozen other children of Christian Science parents died under similar circumstances. The children's deaths and the parents' trials drew national attention, highlighting a deeply rooted, legal/political struggle to define religious freedom. Through close analysis of seven cases, legal historian Alan Rogers explores the conflict between religious principles and secular laws that seek to protect children from abuse and neglect
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-225) and index
Subject Child abuse -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Cases.
Corporations, Religious -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Cases.
Parent and child (Law) -- United States -- Cases.
Religious institutions -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Cases.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Cases.
Freedom of religion -- United States -- Cases.
Genre/Form Casebooks (Law)
LC no. 2013050948
ISBN 9781625340719 (hardcover)
1625340710 (hardcover)
9781625340726 (paperback)
1625340729 (paperback)