The UN Disabilities Treaty has Returned. the UNCRPD, which was narrowly defeated through calls and emails in 2012 is back and stronger than before. I know this sounds like a good idea...however...the devil is always in the details. The treaty says: "In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration." Not "parental rights"
Why is this scary? Well first you should know that disability has not been defined, however the following is the UN's proposed definition of Disability: " “Disability” results from the interaction between persons with impairments, conditions or illnesses and the environmental and attitudinal barriers they face. Such impairments, conditions or illnesses may be permanent, temporary, intermittent or imputed, and include those that are physical, sensory, psychosocial, neurological, medical or intellectual."
Holy Cow: Physical, Sensory (hearing, seeing, etc.) Psychosocial, Neurological, medical and Intellectual.
Take pause people: 1 in 5 children are presently said to have psycological disorders
Take Pause people: 1 in 5 children presently have "learning" disabilities
How many children have Sensory impairments...I don't know I couldn't find an answer.
Now while on the surface the bill seems wonderful...Think about this: While you would agree that if a child needs glasses, you would get them...But what about children with hearing loss, this is a different issue, some parents will opt for a cochlear implant, some may not. If this passes, it will no longer be up to the parent or the child, it will be up to the court system.
Let's go deeper. Let's say your child has a learning disability, you don't agree with the teaching plan, so you opt to home school....if the school disagrees they can take it to the court, and if the court thinks the school is better...you don't get to decide.
You don't think this will happen....Think again...it already happens in the Medical Realm. Parent's have lost custody for not giving their children dangerous psychological drugs. We all know the story about the Amish Girl who asked her parents to stop the chemotherapy was ordered to be taken into foster care....the parents fled with her and now she is in remission. (See the court didn't even listen to the child's plea) So with the Amish girl, it wasn't the child who got to decide nor the parent...it was a judge.
This is also happening with Justina Pelletier, a 15-year old girl who was taken from her family because of a disagreement with her medical diagnosis. Please read about her HERE
She has begged to go home...But again...this is not about the Parent's Rights...Or even what the child wants...Its what the court thinks is in the best interest of the child.
And then we need to bring up one of the more ridiculous overreaching of the law: A New Jersey man is threatened to lose custody of his boy for Twirling a Pencil. How is that possible. The dad was asked to take his boy for a Psychological evaluation for twirling the pencil...The dad complied, he took the boy to see a social worker, had blood drawn, a urine test...in the end, no behavioral problem was found. HOWEVER the state is ignoring that set of testing, demanding even more tests and if the dad doesn't comply they have threatened to terminate his parental rights and free Ethan up for Adoption.
Bottom line...Its time for us not only to have a Parental Rights Act signed into law...We need to stop this UNCRPD Please visit the following page (here) it will give you much information to help us protect our children. In the very least PLEASE, PLEASE educate yourself!