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2/6/2012 3:49:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Prosecutor Asks for Another Chance in Michigan Medical Decisions Case

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Prosecutor Asks for Another Chance in Michigan Medical Decisions Case

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

You will recall that on December 21, 2011, the trial judge dismissed
the medical neglect case against Ken and Erin Stieler. They had been
charged because they refused to continue their son's chemotherapy
after a PET scan indicated that he was cancer-free.

On the very last day that such a request could be filed, the special
prosecutor filed a motion for rehearing. She alleges two grounds--one
technical and one substantive. If you want to read her pleading
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13628 and our response,
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13629 click on these terms. (Both
documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13630 )


While we feel confident about our ultimate position, it is pretty
clear that the prosecutor intends to continue to fight to override the
ability of parents to make medical decisions contrary to the views of
doctors.

This case may well shape parental rights principles for the long haul.
We believe that parents, not doctors, should make tough decisions like
this.

Please continue to pray for the Stielers. We would appreciate your
ongoing support as the expenses for this case continue. You can donate
to the Home School Freedom Fund here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13631


On the really good news front, Jacob Stieler had his third consecutive
clear PET scan in January.

Blessings to you all,

Michael P. Farris
HSLDA Chairman

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