I recently wrote about the case of Maryanne Godboldo, a Michigan mother whose refusal to continue to give her daughter a potentially dangerous psychotropic drug caused Child Protective Services to remove her daughter from Mrs. Godboldo's custody. Sadly, these types of cases are all-to-common, for example there is the case of Justina Pelletier, a 16-year old Massachusetts girl who was taken from her family and declared a "ward of the state" when her family questioned a hospital's diagnosis that Justina's medical problems were psychological.
In order to product these children, Texas Representative Steve Stockman has introduced HR 4518, the Parental Protection Act. This bill stops taxpayer dollars from going to:
State agencies or entities, hospitals, and medical facilities that--
(1) allow research presenting greater than minimal risk to minors, juveniles, or wards of the State;
(2) deny Fourteenth Amendment rights to the parents or child; or
(3) investigate parents or charge them with medical neglect, or remove children from the parents' custody when in disagreement with a subjective diagnosis involving psychotropic drugs.
You can read more about this bill here.
Campaign for Liberty member's interested in preserving a parent's right to decide to not subject their child to potentially dangerous drugs and medical treatments should contact their Representatives and ask they cosponsor HR 4518.
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