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Prayer's not a gamble

From the January 1991 issue of The Christian Science Journal

U.S. News & World Report


I'm a concerned grandmother—concerned about the way the media cover criminal prosecutions in my state, California.

Several parents, who are Christian Scientists, have been charged with murder and manslaughter for turning to spiritual healing instead of seeking medical aid for a child who died.

I can't speak for the parents, but as a Christian Scientist I know how much they loved these children. And I know they are not criminals any more than the many equally loving parents who have had a child die under medical care.

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