The Probate Court of Marquette County has granted HSLDA’s motion to dismiss the prosecution of Ken and Erin Stieler for medical neglect. The Stielers had refused to continue chemotherapy after their son, Jacob, had clear PET scans after surgery and the first phase of treatment. The Circuit Court Judge, Thomas Solka, ruled today that the family had not neglected their son by refusing to continue with additional rounds of chemotherapy. He recognized that the parents were behaving reasonably by weighing the less-than-certain chance of cure with the risks of very serious side effects. He also placed reliance on the argument that three of the five chemotherapy drugs had not been FDA approved as safe and effective for pediatric sarcoma. The State of Michigan does have the option of appealing this decision. Please join us in Praising God. Also, continue to pray for Jacob, his parents, and for our opportunity to continue to defend parental rights.