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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Faith Healing Case / A Discussion #1049383

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Gary Tuchman) The murder case of the death of a second child of Herbert and Catherine Schaible††, who believe in faith healing rather than medical treatment for illnesses, examined; scenes shown from the cemetery where the two boys are buried in unmarked graves and of the First Century Gospel Church; details given about the death of first son Kent, the church's view of faith healing. [Philadelphia D.A. Seth WILLIAMS†- says they caused his death by not taking him to the doctor.] [Prosecutor ADA Joanne PESCATORE†- says another child is dead.] [Defense attorney Bobby HOOF†- says Schaible is grieving.] How the case played out in the Pennsylvania court with both defendants in court with their seven children now in Foster care discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with NYU medical ethicist Art Caplan and children's advocate attorney Areva Martin about the law and faith healing. [CAPLAN - explains how parents do not get a legal pass on medical issues and religious views; states these religion/medical cases come up: it is child abuse, child neglect.] [MARTIN - comments on the Pennsylvania law about exceptions in religious child care laws; states the system failed these children when the courts could have taken a proactive stance; notes the constitutional issues: the rights of the children.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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