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I am deeply saddened my the death of this little girl, but I too feel this is a difficult case that calls into question larger issues of State powers and interventions.
Regarding the case of Ava, an excellent book that explores the issue of who knows what is best for a child's healthcare is The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down by Ann Fadiman. It is a book used in many anthropology classes and even medical ethics courses in med school. We are quick to attack what we do not fully understand or believe in.
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