On a 25-5 vote, the state Senate on Monday joined the House in passing a measure that was sparked by the heavily publicized deaths of children whose families belong to an Oregon City church, the Followers of Christ.
The Senate added a provision that would make House Bill 2721 take effect immediately after it is signed into law.Â It now returns to the House, which is expected to quickly send it on to the governor. […]
Under current law, spiritual treatment can be used as a defense against some charges.Â The bill would eliminate those defenses and parents choosing faith healing over medical treatment for a child who dies could face tough mandatory sentences.
House Bill 2721 “Eliminates reliance on spiritual treatment as defense to certain crimes in which victim is under 18 years of age” [Full text ]
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