Dying for their beliefs : christian scientist parents on trial in girl's death by jeffrey good (from the st petersburg times) 1 amy hermanson was a sunny seven-year-old with blond hair and buddy ways. William hermanson has been a member of the christian science church since childhood, and christine hermanson has been a member of the church of christ, scientist since 1969 the church of christ, scientist is a well-recognized church or religious organization, as that term is used in section 415503, florida statutes. Because the hermanson case is the first of six similar current cases to go to trial, it has been closely watched by legal scholars, child advocacy organizations and religious groups. Another sadistic christian sect (see our post immediately below, the church of christ sadist) lets children die in agonyit calls itself the church of christ scientist (an oxymoron.
Amy hermanson, 7, of sarasota, fla, took sick on sept 22, 1986 a week later, after her parents had returned from a christian science conference on healing in indianapolis, her condition had. More than 100 children have died of diabetes under medical care since amy hermanson, he added talbot said that he extrapolated the figure from monthly vital statistics reports by the federal department of health and human services.
Jurors in the florida case tuesday convicted william and christine hermanson because they refused medical care to their 7-year-old daughter, amy. Amy's death when, during his talk to the group, he stressed the positive as- pects of the couple's faith and offered christian science literature to anyone who wanted to understand the churchk beliefs. Christian science nurse quinna lamb giebelhaus who cared for ian testified that christian science is an excellent method of treating juvenile-onset diabetes and that christian science nurses are well trained to care for patients sick with all diseases.
Christian science exemptions a license to kill by dan barker the cristian scientists are at it again they are trying to add wisconsin to the list of states that exempt parents from prosecution if children suffer as a result of withholding medical treatment for religious reasons. [this is a pamphlet which discusses the relative lack of effectiveness of christian science healing compared to medical science] available from (712) 948-3500 or by writing to po box 2604, sioux city iowa 51106. Christian scientist parents on trial in girl's death 1 amy hermanson was a sunny seven-year-old with blond hair and bubbly ways she liked to serenade adults with her favorite song: disney's it's a small world after aii.
Have christian scientists changed their minds in the face of this kind of loss this is especially sad for me as i'm an insulin-dependent diabetic: in florida, amy hermanson, aged 7 died of diabetes. Amy was visibly sick for a period of four weeks as many people do who believe in the hocus pocus of faith-healing, amy's mother was pretending everything was alright she took amy to visit a neighbor who encouraged her to take amy to a doctor. A christian science practitioner prayed for her and said the illness was an illusion amy hermanson age: 7 when her christian scientist mother heard the. The christian science monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, and email newsletters. 1986: amy hermanson, age seven died from untreated diabetes, which her christian scientist parents did not have medically treated 1986: wqtv, a boston-area television station is purchased by the christian science publishing society.
In handing down the verdict tuesday, the jury in sarasota county circuit court rejected arguments by defense lawyers that the parents, william and christine hermanson were practicing their religion when they decided to have their daughter, amy, treated by a christian science practitioner shortly before her death of complications from diabetes. I need to write an essay on my opinion about christian scientist and their beliefsfor example,amy hermanson was a victim due to religious superstitionher parents were found guiltyin my opinion should her parent be found guilty and whycan someone tell me whats their opinion on this. He explains that far from neglecting amy, the hermansons had enlisted the help of a licensed christian science practitioner and nurse, both trained in spiritual healing. William and christine hermanson, at all times material to the facts in this case, followed the religious teaching of their church and relied upon christian science healing in the care treatment of amy hermanson, the court record states.
A christian science practitioner had been retained to treat amy, with prayer, on august 22nd following amy's death, chris hermanson, amy's mother, stated that amy had been healed by christian science the morning of her death, but that amy had make her own decision to pass on mrs hermanson had constantly claimed during amy's illness that. Amy hermanson, 7, died in september 1986 she had been ill for eight days and her diabetes worsened before an anonymous complaint alerted authorities a local court ordered medical intervention, but the girl was dead by the time paramedics arrived at the hermansons' home. Amy was a little girl with blond hair and bubbly waysamy's parents are christian scientist, and unfortunately, they decided to try to heal the child with prayer rather than seek a doctor's, this situation ending with the amy's dead.
In 1986, amy hermanson died at age seven in sarasota, florida dozens of non-christian christian science nurse, molly sellers, to care for amy mr. At approximately 9:30 am on september 30, 1 9 8 6 , hillier went to the hermanson home to continue treatment and, due to the fact the hermansons had been up all night with amy, suggested that a christian science nurse be called to help care for amy. Christian scientist amy hermanson he case of the hermanson's, whose daughter died of diabetes because they decided she wouldn't use medical treatment, for they were christian scientists, is a controversial situation in which many people can take different sides.