November 18, 2004

Immediate Action Needed NOW to Preserve Parent and Child Rights

There is a need to take action right now. Congress is about to pass their omnibus spending bill and buried in it as language that would mandate mental-health screening for anyone under the age of 18. There is a campaign now to add language to the bill so it would read as follows:

""None of the funds made available
for State incentive grants for transformation should be used for any programs
of mandatory or universal mental-health screening that performs mental-health screening on anyone under 18 years of age without the express, written
permission of the parents or legal guardians of each individual involved."

This bill will likely be voted on tomorrow so we must take action now. Take a moment to call your senators and ask them to support the above stated language in the bill. Irregardless of how you feel about mental-health screening if this passes it will take away more parental rights and the homeschooling community is unlikely to be exempt from such policies.

You can find more information including the number for the Capital switchboard here. Please take a few minutes to protect our children and our rights as parents.


1 comment:

  1. Oh Tenn, this is wacky! Please give us an update. I'm always amazed at all the things that become buried in the most mundane of bills.