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The scope of the religious exemptions pertaining to sick and injured children varies widely.Some protect only a right to pray or a right to rely exclusively on prayer when the illness is trivial while others confer a legal right for parents to withhold even lifesaving medical care from children.
In 2003 CAPTA was reauthorized with no change to the religious exemptions although several organizations called upon Congress to remove the exemption, including the United Methodist Church, National Association of Medical Examiners, Justice for Children, and the National Child Abuse Coalition, which consists of about thirty national organizations working to prevent child abuse.
In 1983 the Centers for Disease Control and the Indiana Board of Health conducted a study of Faith Assembly members, who shun all medical care including obstetrics.
Pregnant women in Faith Assembly were 86 times more likely to die than other expectant mothers in Indiana. The Netherlands had an outbreak of 2000 measles cases, including three deaths of young people, that began at a Dutch Orthodox Reformed Church school in 1999-2000.
To Top Two studies indicate that Christian Science adults have higher mortality rates than the general population.
See William Simpson, “Comparative longevity in a college cohort of Christian Scientists,” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 262 (Sept.