Family of boy with brain tumor accuses British officials of cruelty

Every so often we hear about a case where parents find themselves in legal jeopardy for not following doctors’ advice. This seems to be another one of those cases.

Danika Kirka reports:

 The grandmother of a British boy with a severe brain tumor has accused UK authorities of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.

Patricia King told the BBC on Monday it was an “absolute disgrace” that her son and daughter-in-law were accused of child neglect after they took 5-year-old Ashya from Southhampton General Hospital last week. The family says UK authorities had refused to give Ashya the kind of treatment he needed.

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