Harsh, I know. All things being equal, we generally frown on people letting their idiot beliefs get in the way of their children's health and welfare. Unfortunately, children die every day. It's a sad fact. And all things being equal, if I could trade the life of a starving baby in Africa for the life of the child of an idiot in rich-whiteyville who's too stupid blind stubborn to give their child basic medical care, I would do it in a heartbeat. Neither child deserves their fate. But the parents of a starving child in Africa, who most likely are starving themselves, don't deserve to lose a child. Because that child could plausibly grow up one day and be the person who saves Africa from the plagues that afflict it, whereas the child of idiots will more than likely grow up to be an idiot itself after decades of imbibing its parents' factually and morally bankrupt beliefs.
Note that I'm not saying we should kill the babies of anyone who disagrees with us. The vital force of children is sacred and in better circumstances would be protected. These claim that letting their child die - excuse me, 'relying on the power of prayer' to save their child and 'submitting to God's will' when it became obvious that God didn't want their child to live - is a matter of religious freedom. Fine and dandy. I think it can be safely assumed that these are the same people who would use force of law to turn women into walking incubators rather than have even one single solitary blastocyst 'murdered' by abortion doctors. I wonder how they can stand the cognitive diossonance. Maybe if pro-choicers all just converted to Satanism and claimed abortion as part of their 'religious freedom' the anti-choicers would back off. But I digress....
For people who claim to believe in a code of 'absolute morality', Xians have remarkable flexibility in their ethics. Just another illustration of the bizarre moral relativism at the heart of their faith. Anything is justifiable when God and his absolute righteousness are on your side. Anything is forgivable when Jesus died to magically take your sins away. Absolute Right is miraculously transubstantiated into I Am Absolutely Right. It somehow becomes possible to condemn others who only want to control their own bodies as 'baby murderers' while simultaneously murdering your own baby.
Once again, and with feeling: your right to religious freedom ends where your baby's right to life begins. I think it can generally be safely agreed by all parties involved (except these whackos) that once your baby is out of your womb, it deserves a right to life. Since it does not have the ability to seek its own medical care, it really behooves you the parents to do that for it. If you fail in this responsibility, the state can probably feel itself justified in condemning and punishing you. After all, killing babies deprives the future productive labour force and thus is injurious to the state. To me, however much I might feel for the death of yet another helpless innocent, I see it as just another instance of evolution in action. Better for that poor child to be dead than to spend the next couple of decades soaking up its parents' anti-moral, anti-life ideology.
In case it's not clear, I am absolutely and unequivocally pro-abortion rights.