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'Medical kidnapping', right or wrong?
The three-year old Noah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a blood cancer with a very good prognosis when treated (~85% of all children affected can be completely cured and expect to live a normal life). The child was admitted to hospital and, initially, chemotherapy was started. But the treatment was not finished, because the parents took their child home prematurely. The mother, a 22-year-old 'holistic birth attendant', had been against conventional treatments from the start. She nevertheless agreed to the first two rounds of chemotherapy — "because they can get a medical court order to force you to do it anyways for a child with his diagnosis". Noah's parent treated their sons with a number of home remedies: Rosemary, colloidal silver, Reishi mushroom tea, Apricot seeds, and other forms of SCAM. After the child had gone missing, the police issued an alert: "On April 22, 2019 the parents failed to bring in the child to a medically necessary hospital procedure. The