Michigan Supreme Court rules in support of parents who refused medical care for religious reasons

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The Michigan Supreme Court today ruled in the case of a Lansing couple who refused to give their children medical treatment due to their religious beliefs.

The court ruled that a parent who is legitimately practicing his religious belief who does not provide medical treatment for a child “shall not be considered a negligent parent or guardian.” 

This case revolves around Joshua and Rachel Piland.

>>>Case history

They are fighting to keep custody of their kids after one of their children died from complications related to jaundice back in 2017.

Watch the oral arguments before the Michigan Supreme Court:

This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News. 

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