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Case Analysis 4 Whitney Williams PHI 210RS OL07 Dr. Mark De Bellis A California Superior Court Judge ordered a Sacramento woman to stop smoking around her 5- year old son during a custody dispute. The boy’s father argued that breathing secondhand smoke could be harmful to the child’s health. The relevant parties include the Judge, the mother, father, and the child. The moral issue being whether or not the Judge was right in ordering the mother to stop smoking around her child. The mother has every right to smoke, if she so chooses. She is an adult and able to make the decision on her own knowing/having the ability to find out the repercussions associated with her decision and the effect on her health. While exercising her right to life, choosing to smoke. She has infringed upon her son’s same rights, as a child he does not have very much control over his environment. It would be very unfortunate if his mother’s decision to smoke around him led to him having any sort of medical issues down the line. He has the right to a standard of living

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