I can't link at the moment but the article can be found on Associated Press, "Minnesota mother flees with cancer stricken son". I will state the facts to the best of my ability and memory, as well as my question! A mother fled with her cancer stricken son (he has a form of Hodgkins Lymphoma) after a court ruled that the 13 year old boy be placed in foster care while a pediatric oncologist determine whether chemo and radiation can save his life. It has already been "resolved" by the courts before but the parents appealed based on religious beliefs, stating that their religion prohibits the administration of any type of medical treatment. According to the medical "experts", the boy has a very good chance of full recovery if he receives the treatment. My question to all is: should the courts force a minor (states have different ages, but the common age is 17) and the parents to allow life-saving treatment, regardless of religious beliefs. My own opinion is that since the existence of god, or higher power, can neither be proven or disproven, it should be left to the courts to decide, in the case of a minor, whether or not the medical community should step in. What is your opinion?