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Topic

Medical decisions should be made by parents instead of doctors

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With 2 votes and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

RationalMadman
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100 CHARCTERS. ONLY 100
(Keep that in mind)

Anyway,

This topic is pretty self explanatory, should we let medical professionals make a child's medical decision, or should we let parents?

I vote parents.

Round 1
Pro
Parents know child better
  • Understand feelings and thoughts
  • Accurately speak on behalf of child

Con
Parents can be doctors and many doctors are parents. Doctors have more knowledge on the matter.
Round 2
Pro
Doctors could do something for personal gain (money, prestige) - parents have better intentions
Con
The doctors care about all humans, parents can uniquely love or hate their own. utilitarianism matters
Round 3
Pro
Doctors also care about prestige and money. The most care comes from a parent.

Parents know children best!