Here is a story that is by now depressingly familiar.
Two Mormon parents who own a nutritional supplement company are accused of letting their toddler son die from meningitis because they tried to treat him with home remedies instead of medicine.
David and Collet Stephan have pleaded not guilty to charges that they failed to provide the necessities of life to their 19-month-old son Ezekiel, reported CBC News.
Prosecutors in Alberta, Canada, say the couple did not call an ambulance until the boy stopped breathing and instead fed him supplements with an eye dropper and lay down with him.
I also keep coming across story after story of children accidentally killing themselves or other children because they got access to loaded guns that were lying around. I do not link to them because the stories are so depressing and because, while so sad and so frequent, they are basically the same. Only the details differ.
If adults want to do stupid and dangerous things and risk their own lives, that is their business. But they have no right to deny children, even their own, the right to live a full life.