24 February 2012

Since when your child's doctor became your child's legal guardian?

This article I found on 10 News (WTSP-TV, the CBS affiliate here in St. Petersburg) is scary if you believe in your rights to raise your children as you seem fit within the law:

Doctors to Vaccine Refusers: Go Somewhere Else

Here's how I would re-word the headline:

Doctors to Vaccine Refusers: Go Somewhere Else
(and we'll make a report to the Department of Children and Families, too)

Did I mention the Florida Department of Children and Families? Or the Florida Department of Complete Failure? They are supposed to protect our children from abuse and neglect but this agency will look to anything and everything to take your children away from you.

If you ever discipline your children by spanking them (which I recommend that you please make a personal commitment to never spank your child) and it leaves marks on your child so much that your child's teacher sees them then DCF is called. Once you get that dreaded call from your child's school and once you have not only your child's school principal but a law enforcement officer and an investigator from DCF in that conference room at school and you are led out of the school in handcuffs on child abuse charges, welcome to a lifetime of harassment by the Florida DCF, even if the charges against you are later dropped.

If your child's school is taking away your parental rights at the gate, such as the case at Virgil Mills Elementary School just outside of Ellenton, Florida (east of the southern terminus of Interstate 275 at Interstate 75), just think what your child's doctor or pediatrician is doing.

As a parent, you have the right to make reasonable medical decisions for your children. Since when does your child's doctor started making the decisions for you?

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