Thursday, May 07, 2009

Support H.R. 2218, the Parental Consent Act

This bill forbids federal funds from being used for any universal or mandatory mental-health screening of students without the express, written, voluntary, informed consent of their parents or legal guardians. This bill protects the fundamental right of parents to direct and control the upbringing and education of their children.

H.R. 2218 has been introduced in response to a report of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health which has recommended MANDATORY mental-health screening for ALL AMERICANS.

We need to stand up for parent's rights to decide for themselves whether or not they want their children to be given Ritalin or other psychotropic drugs. This mental-health screening could be taken too far and be used to against children who adhere to traditional values because the political views of the attending psychiatrist may be biased against such values. We need to stop this before it gets out of hand. First it will be your children, and then IT WILL BE YOU.

Contact your representative and tell him/her to support H.R. 2218 now!

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