Medical professionals engage in extensive training and practice to provide life saving treatment to millions of Americans every year. Their expertise in highly specialized fields means that they should be closely consulted on all major medical decisions for a parent’s child. Yet, it remains the parent who has the right and responsibility before God and before the law to make the decisions that are best for their child. This involves not just obtaining an understanding of the medical risks and benefits, but often making complex and deeply personal value judgments as well.
FFP’s team has protected the right of Texas families to make medical decisions of their children for over a decade. Every legislative session, our team tracks and reviews every bill that affects the ability of parents to direct their child’s medical care.
In 2019, our team defended the Pardo family when their four year old son Drake was taken by CPS because doctors feared that the family might seek alternative medical opinions and care from other medical professionals.