Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Concerned Mother or Kidnapper?

"To her defenders, Tina Carlsen was a concerned mother exploring natural alternatives to surgery for her 9-month-old infant. To the state, she was a kidnapper who prompted an Amber Alert and an order restricting contact with her toddler until after her trial.Carlsen was charged with second-degree domestic-violence kidnapping last month after she slipped baby Riley out of a hospital in a diaper bag to avoid surgery ordered by his doctors and a judge. The case has put her at the center of a battle testing the rights of parents and the roles of doctors and judges in disputes over children's medical treatment." Link to Article (last visited 7-10-06 NVS)

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Concerned Mother or Kidnapper?:


Post a comment