"Cases of Childhood Deaths Due to Parental Religious Objection to Necessary Medical Care"
Massachusetts Citizens for Children, January 1992

"Death by Religious Exemption: An Advocacy Report on the Need to Repeal Religious Exemptions to Necessary Medical Care for Children"
Massachusetts Citizens for Children, January 1992

"Religious liberty could protect unconscionable acts"
Focus article in the October 3, 1999, Boston Sunday Globe
by Jetta Bernier and Marci Hamilton

"Jeopardizing Childrens' Lives: A policy report on the Need for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Require Repeal of Religious Exemptions to Medical Care for Children"
Massachusetts Citizens for Children, July 1994

"Victory in Massachusetts"
CHILD, Inc. Newsletter, 1994 #1
After a 3 year struggle ending in December 1993, Massachusetts became the third state in the nation to remove all religious exemptions from a duty to provide medical care to a sick child.

"Conflicts Between Religious or Spiritual Beliefs and Pediatric Care: Informed Refusal, Exemptions, and Public Funding"
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics, October 28, 2013
Abstract: Although respect for parents’decision-making authority is an important principle, pediatricians should report suspected cases of medical neglect, and the state should, at times, intervene to require medical treatment of children. Some parents’ reasons for refusing medical treatment are based on their religious or spiritual beliefs. In cases in which treatment is likely to prevent death or serious disability or relieve severe pain, children’s health and future autonomy should be protected. Because religious exemptions to child abuse and neglect laws do not equally protect all children and may harm some children by causing confusion about the duty to provide medical treatment, these exemptions should be repealed. Furthermore, public health care funds should not cover alternative unproven religious or spiritual healing practices. Such payments may inappropriately legitimize these practices as appropriate medical treatment. Pediatrics 2013;132:962–965