Religion has long been the enemy of scientific progress. This is just the latest and one of the most horrific. Parents witholding medical care for their children based on their antiquated religious beliefs. Not cutting edge, experimental treatment - but established routine procedures. That's nothing new unfortunately, but this is primarily about the laws in place to prevent prosecution of what is tantamount to if not child abuse, then definitely neglect.
Every time I think we've come so far as a society all it takes is reading an article like to realize we've still got even further to go.