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UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Shawn Vestal: Idaho lawmakers stand up again for the religious right of parents to let their children die

How many dead children per year is the going price for religious freedom? One? Three? Seven?

Lawmakers scrutinize Idaho’s religious exemption that protects rights of religious sect amid high child death rates

Idaho’s religious exemption from charges of child abuse, neglect, child injury and manslaughter, passed in the 1970s to accommodate faith-healing groups, came under close scrutiny at a legislative hearing Thursday.

Otter calls for review of faith-healing exemption

Gov. Butch Otter says he’s concerned with the number of children who die because their parents choose faith healing and not medical assistance for religious reasons.