Parents by law

    Parents have a legal — not just a moral — obligation to raise their children, Pennsylvania law says. This is the latest in a jury’s debate over the conviction of Herbert and Catherine Schaible of Northeast Philadelphia, who face involuntary manslaughter in the death of their toddler son back in 2009.


    Two-year-old Kent Schaible died of bacterial pneumonia after his parents prayed for his recovery instead of seeking medical treatment. But while the law says protecting your children’s health is a legal obligation, no specifications are made about medical care, the AP reports.

    The jury will continue its debate.

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