Teen son of faith-healing parents dies without treatment

GLADSTONE A 16-year old boy died yesterday whose Gladstone parents who are members of the faith-healing church Followers of Christ which emphasize prayer over medical treatment. His illness was related to adominal pains and breathing problems and has been suffering from it for more than a week. The boy’s cousin died last March from bronchial pneumonia and a blood inffection.  This issue is bound to restart the debate over faith and mandatory medical treatment laws.

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