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And in the US, I don't know how many parents would be OK with the government having the final say in whether a child has to have medical/dental care - we don't even force vaccinations unless the child is going to attend public school.

But the government is already involved in deciding whether or not a child has medical care. When children of Christian Scientists become sick the parents are required, in most states, to take the child to a doctor. The beliefs of the parents have nothing to do with it. Parents have been sent to prison for refusing medical care and allowing their children to die.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Science#Children.27s_...

So the government is already involved.

Nancy
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