Friday, June 12, 2009

When the Facts are Compared

I'll be the first to admit, just because I read something in the news, it doesn't mean I think I actually have the correct information. I am going to share an interesting contrast in solutions for two families that share similar tragedies. One, I've blogged about before and the second happened quite recently. The first situation is the one in which the mother of an eleven year old girl that died of undiagnosed diabetes, was found "guilty of reckless homicide" and is facing up to 25 years in prison. Now, I don't necessarily agree with everything in their belief system, but I do live in America and Congress is not supposed to make any laws against any religion. A mother praying for her child is not homicide, the child did not die of injuries or wounds at the mother's hand . . . At any rate, the woman faced criminal charges and her husband is also facing the same charges. The second situation involves a man that was also an undiagnosed diabetic. He died in the emergency room, however; after waiting for seven hours to be seen. I read that he tried to leave twice, only to lose consciousness and be brought back into the ER by security. He continued to suffer in the waiting room until his death, according to the report. Now, the difference? His family can file a "wrongful death" law suit against the hospital. That's all. No criminal charges, no charges of negligence, and no one person in particular is held responsible. Just wrongful death, lots of paperwork, a couple of lawyers will make some money, and the institution will continue with their present methods. Maybe there will be a settlement, and maybe the family will simply discover that they cannot hold the hospital accountable. The outcome remains to be seen. What caught my eye, of course, is the difference in which the law is dispensed, when faith is involved.
Thus saith YHVH, Learn not the way of the heathen . . . a Prophet of Holy Scripture
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