25 May, 2022


The Law Versus Religious Belief

“When a court determines any question with respect to … the upbringing of a child … the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.” Ian McEwan on the law, religious freedom and child welfare.

The conjoined twins who would die without medical intervention, a boy who refused blood transfusions on religious grounds … The novelist on the stories from the family courts that inspired his latest book.

Read more in the Guardian

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  • 1

    there is a UN CHARTER for children’s rights.

    But, politicians allow dumb parents because of their stupid religious beliefs children to get killed.

    West does not want to understand when they are dumb and stupid.

  • 2

    It is a good thing that in developed nations, the law overrides religious practices. For example, The Salvationists prohibit blood transfusion, which alas is necessary for most surgeries. A surgeon can readily obtain a Court Order to circumvent the parents harmful beliefs on Blood Transfusion.

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