Hetero Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father…
posted by March 24 at 9:15 AMon
Prosecutors are reviewing the death of a 15-month-old girl a medical examiner says could have been saved if she had been treated with antibiotics. The Oregonian quoted Dr. Christopher Young, a deputy state medical examiner, as saying that Ava Worthington died March 2 at home from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and infection.
He said both conditions could have been prevented or treated with antibiotics, and the child’s breathing was further compromised by a benign cyst that had never been medically addressed and could have been removed from her neck, The Oregonian reported Saturday….
If prosecuted, the paper said, Ava Worthington’s parents would be the first members of Oregon City’s Followers of Christ, a fundamentalist Christian denomination, to face charges for failing to seek medical treatment for a gravely ill child…. According to church tradition, when [Followers of Christ] become ill, fellow worshippers pray and anoint them with oil. Former members say those who seek modern medical remedies are ostracized.