Ignore your rights and they will go away

Ignoreyourrights_zps7721fd3cThe following is not specifically about homeopathy, but the ramifications are very important. It concerns potential changes to who decides how a child’s health problems should be treated – the parent or the government.

Karol Osborne MD, in the Age of Autism, reports:

“I wanted to make you aware of another push coming to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)…The fundamental concern with this document is its adoption of the “best interests of the child” standard. With this change in language, courts and government agencies (rather than parents) would be given the authority to decide what is best for children with disabilities. This would come into play with choices about future vaccinations for autistic (and all disabled) children, decisions about medical treatments for autistic (and all disabled) children and school/educational choices. The CRPD is just the first arm of the “1-2 punch” that is being planned.”

As Karol says, unless proven to be negligent or abusive, parents have always had the right to decide what treatment was in the best interests of their child – but that could be vetoed if these two documents are ratified.

This is alarming. Already in Australia and elsewhere we have seen vaccines made all but mandatory and children removed from loving families for nothing more than the special diets they have been placed on to treat gastrointestinal problems and autism. If you are similarly concerned, please read this article in full and click through on the links. If we don’t stand up and say enough is enough, decisions about health matters concerning our children may soon be handed over to others.

Concerns: UN Convention on Rights of Persons With Disabilities

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