Yes, I do understand that we are on the same "side", perhaps with health care here in Ontario being diferent than in states I do look at it a tad differently.
I do have issues about consent with childrent though, if a child needs a life saving medical procedure or at least a procedure that MAY save their life because it has saved the life of others, and the child's parents say no due to religious grounds, then I have issues with that.
The first and foremost responsibility hat a parent has over a child is, to the best of their ability, keeping that child alive.
A child's life and well being are the responsibility of the parent(s) and as such that superceedes ANY other "belief", period.
If a child needs a blood transfusion to live then you giv eit to them, how freaking complicated is that?
You don't pervert a dietary restriction given to Jews 3000 years ago to allow a child to die when there is even the slightest of chances you can save him/her.
In the case of a child, YES, someone SHOULD interfer.