Since 2016 our organization has been working to protect children and restore parental rights. In 2021, two of our main objectives were obtained when a bill was passed to require prior parental notification before the initiation of an involuntary psychiatric examination on a child, called a Baker Act in Florida, and when the Parents’ Bill of Rights was signed into law.
The Parents’ Bill of Rights not only codifies many of the rights accorded to parents under existing law, but also firmly establishes the fundamental nature of these rights.
This new section of Florida law clearly lays states that,
“the state, any of its political subdivisions, any other governmental entity, or any other institution may not infringe on the fundamental rights of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of his or her minor child without demonstrating that such action is reasonable and necessary to achieve a compelling state interest and that such action is narrowly tailored and is not otherwise served by a less restrictive means.”
Numerous organizations have come together on this issue, such as the Parental Rights Foundation, Alliance Defending Freedom, Moms for Liberty and the Child & Parent Rights Campaign, in addition to the many state level groups that joined forces to pass these bills in Florida.
Please take a moment to contact your US Senator and US Congressman and ask him/her to join US Senator Josh Hawley’s call for a National Parents’ Bill of Rights.
Ask them to specifically include the right to:
- direct mental health of his or her child
- require consent for the psychiatric examination of a child, thereby eliminating the traumatic involuntary examination of children without parental knowledge or consent.
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