I lost my own father recently when he pass away from heart disease, so this really hit close to home. I sit in my easy chair every day watching tv for hours on end -- so I see a lot of this country -- and every state I've seen has banned religious practices like that. Heck, it's only religious freedom and Obama has already put his cross-hairs on that with the Healthcare bill. If the Government can force churches and other religious organizataions to pay for abortions on demand, it can't be that big a deal to get them in line in other areas, too.
Putting your life at risk for faith is something I'll never understand. I don't exercise myself, but why don't these people take up a sport like white-water rafting, sky-diving, golf, diving with sharks, riding ATV's, bungee jumping, parachuting, etc. No one ever died having fun! And if they did, at least it would be worth it.