Dad and mom who refused most cancers therapy for son ought to lose custody, Nebraska Supreme Courtroom guidelines | Crime-and-courts

After about two weeks, Lincoln police placed an 911 call on the mother’s cell phone indicating that she was not in Arizona in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The officer testified that the mother later told him, “If I get another doctor at all, it won’t be in Nebraska.”

Eventually Prince was found and his treatments were resumed under the temporary care of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

During a four-day trial in Lancaster County’s Juvenile Court, there was no evidence that the parents obtained a second medical opinion, nor that Prince had received any treatment from October 2 to 26, 2019. Neither parent had any religious or cultural education to object to the treatments.

The court ruled that the child did not have adequate parental care due to the “fault or habit” of both parents.

The Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s ruling, citing previous judgments that “adequate parental care” included ensuring the “health, morality and well-being” of a child and failing to comply “in life threatening or life threatening situations …”

The court’s unanimous opinion, drafted by Judge Jonathan Papik, also stated that the state had proven that cancer treatments were essential to Prince’s survival and that withholding those treatments risked future harm.

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