Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Jersey Starvation, Revisited

The parents of the four emacited adopted boys in New Jersey are denying that they starved the boys. They maintain it was an eating disorder that caused the boys to be severely underweight.

Even if that's true (and I personally doubt them), that's no excuse for the boys' condition. In the condition these boys were in, proper parenting would mandate that medical assistance be sought. The boys had black teeth and gums. Even the 19-year old weighed less than 50 lbs. An eating disorder with those types of effects demands a doctor's attention, but there is no indication that any was ever sought. Thus, even if all of the boys do indeed have 'eating disorders,' these two are still highly negligent parents, who are not capable of responsibly raising children.


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