The Seattle Times, letter to the Editor
A higher standard of care
“In ‘Woman to woman:Abortion and the law’ [Diane Glass syndicated column, Jan. 10], I was disappointed to see Christian Science misrepresented as a faith that deprives children of needed health care. Please permit me to share a different perspective with your readers.
The Christian Scientists I know would never withold proper health care for their children and certainly not in ‘the name of the Christian Science faith.’
As a young child, I suffered from asthma. Nothing in Christian Science doctrine prevented my mother from taking me to a doctor. Yet, she chose to rely on Christian Science and I was completely healed.
Like most everyone I know, Christian Scientists deeply love their children. They want only the best for them, as I do for my own child. Christian Science is a proven form of healthcare that has healed countless individuals throughout the world. My wife and I prefer spiritual prayer as our health-care choice, because we have found it to be the most-effective care available.
The commentary included the statement that ‘black and white scenarios never work well in a world full of gray.’ I would hope this same tolerant view would be afforded to Christian Scienctists and adherents of all religious faiths.”
William E. Scott, Christian Science Committee on Publication for the State of Washington