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Should parents be held criminally liable for sitting back andwatching their daughter die because she chose prayer to treat herillness over a doctor’s treatment? Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court hasagreed to answer that question.

At the lower court level, the parents were convicted of involuntarymanslaughter and sentenced to prison time. Their attorney plans toargue before the justices that their almost 17-year-old daughter’smature choice to rely on spiritual treatment eliminated his clients’parental duty to take her to a doctor.

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