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From Sarasota Herald-Tribune, January 3, 1989 [Excerpts from a physician's letter regarding a Christian Scientist couple who now face criminal prosecution.]

"...These charges never should have been brought in the first place. If the prosecutors and judiciary in this case are consistent in their murder and child-abuse charges, they should start prosecuting for child abuse and murder the parents of children who have died of alcohol and drug abuse, auto accidents, suicide, etc. Parents of many children on drugs have failed to take their children to doctors, drug rehabilitation centers, or to have their children tested for drugs in order to save their lives.

"Obviously, prosecuting such parents is ridiculous. They have lost loved ones and they are not murderers. Neither are the [parents in this case].

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