H.R. 2769 - The Parental Consent Act of 2011
Watch Diane Sawyer deliver the ABC World News "indictment" of "what the U.S. Government does to some of the most vulnerable children in this country." (Nov. 30, 2011)
Next, watch CCHR's TV spot that celebrates what it means to be a boy and how government-approved drugs could rob our children of their childhoods.
Now, tell Washington "Hands off! No forced universal mental health screening of our Children!"
On August 1, 2011, Congressman Ron Paul reintroduced the Parental Consent Act in the House of Representatives and it became H.R. 2769 in this, the 112th Congress.
Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Rand Paul on November 3, 2011, and it became Senate bill S. 1800.
"Madame Speaker, I rise to introduce 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.
"Many children have suffered harmful side effects from using psychotropic drugs. Some of the possible side effects include mania, violence, dependence, and weight gain. Yet, parents are already being threatened with child abuse charges if they resist efforts to drug their children. Imagine how much easier it will be to drug children against their parents' wishes if a federally-funded mental-health screener makes the recommendation."
Ron Paul (April 30, 2009)
To learn more about the danger of government controlling how parents raise their children, read the Findings at the beginning of the Parental Consent Act.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Call the Capitol Hill switchboard (202) 225-3121, ask for your U.S. Representative and ask them to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 2769. Then call back and ask for each of your U.S. Senators -- and urge each one to become a Senate co-sponsor S. 1800.