It's a little bracing to digest, but the fact that we live in a world of trade-offs is central to what is at issue here:
The central issue here is not whether the hopes of Charlie’s parents are realistic, but whether a child ultimately belongs — in the sense of primary moral and legal guardianship — to his parents or to his government.And Jonescu draws the proper larger inference from the principles at play in this specific situation:
[The state] has no moral authority to decide the terms or limits of the right of self-preservation for the innocent private citizen in the first place.
Which is why we should all hope that the Ted Cruz-Mike Lee idea for once and for all resolving the repeal and replacing of the "A"CA comes to fruition. Let each state decide if it wants to implement policy based on a fiction, or operate in conformance with the realities of this world.