A new bill, SB-17 the Bill of Rights for Children, has been introduced to the California Senate. Many in the state are dubbing it the “The Medical Kidnap Act” or “The Government Owns Your Children Act.”

The bill was created by Dr Richard Pan, the same pediatrician who is working towards making vaccines mandatory by taking away exemptions rights from many California families.

There is very good reason to be concerned as this bill would give the government the right to take away a child for practically any reason they see fit.

As attorney Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute warns, “It’s really not the children’s bill of rights, it’s the government’s bill of rights.”

The bills reads as follows:

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 18, as introduced, Pan. Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California.
Existing law provides for the care and welfare of children and youth in various contexts, including, but not limited to, child welfare services, foster care, health care, nutrition, homeless assistance, and education.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80 (Res. Ch. 101, Stats. 2009) declares the Legislature’s support of a Bill of Rights for the Children and Youth of California that resolves to invest in all children and youth in order to achieve specified goals to create an optimal environment for their healthy development.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.
The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact legislation for the purpose of ensuring that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.

 BILL TEXT

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that all children and youth, regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, or ability, have inherent rights that entitle them to protection, special care, and assistance, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The right to parents, guardians, or caregivers who act in their best interest.
(2) The right to form healthy attachments with adults responsible for their care and well-being.
(3) The right to live in a safe and healthy environment.
(4) The right to social and emotional well-being.
(5) The right to opportunities to attain optimal cognitive, physical, and social development.
(6) The right to appropriate, quality education and life skills leading to self-sufficiency in adulthood.
(7) The right to appropriate, quality health care.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California created by Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 80 (Res. Ch. 101, Stats. 2009), to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.

SEC. 2.

It is the intent of the Legislature, by January 1, 2022, to enact appropriate legislation to accomplish all of the following:

(a)  Develop and put forth research-based policy solutions that will ensure the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.
(b) Determine the amount of revenue and resources necessary to ensure that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.
(c) Identify and obtain the revenue and resources necessary to ensure that the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California, in its totality, is applied evenly, equitably, and appropriately to all children and youth across the state.

 

The wording used in SB-17 makes it easy for the government to manipulate and use in their favor in almost any given scenario. What the government may see as “acting in the best interest” of a child may wildly differ from what the parent believes is best for their child. If a parent is homeschooling and decides to not follow a curriculum, can the parents then be accused of not providing “appropriate, quality education?” With the push for mandatory vaccines, the government giving themselves blanketing responsibility of determining what is appropriate healthcare for a child is particularly alarming.

Medical kidnapping is a nightmare parents who dare to disagree with their doctors are having to face. Doctors are using CPS to take children away and persecute parents without a trial and in without providing any actual evidence.

One story that made national news and brought the reality of medical kidnapping to the public eye is that of Justina Pelletier by Boston Children’s Hospital. Justina’s family was referred to Boston Children’s Hospital when her doctor’s diagnosed her with mitochondrial disease. After she was admitted, she was put into a psychiatric ward instead by a different group of physicians who decided she did not have mitochondrial disease. The state of Massachusetts then took custody of the child when her parents and former doctors objected.

Medicalkidnap.com is a website dedicated to the injustices of families like Justina’s where one can read about hundreds of other cases.

Separation from parents is an undoubtedly emotional traumatic experience for children. Parents are also finding that their once healthy children are becoming sick and many even die in foster care from abuse or neglect. The system is extremely corrupt and CPS has clearly shown it cares more about power and funding than it does actually protecting children.

Before her murder in 2010, Sen. Nancy Shaefer was looking into the reality of CPS and published a report entitled “The Corrupt Business of Child Protection Services.”

“I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.”

Joseph Churchwell is an Arkansas attorney who works with families fighting against the corruption of CPS in his state. Churchwell sent a letter to the Arkansas Legislature and Governor Asa Hutchinson where he stated:

“I honestly cannot recall the number of men and women involved with DHS and ASP that I have consulted with and or represented in my career.

I do however recall the word most often used to describe their feelings, and that word is terrified.  No word better describes the tactics of an entity that’s primary intervention is to enter one’s home, remove one’s children, and place them in an undisclosed location with unidentified adults and children for as long as it wishes.

Combine that with the authority to place those children for adoption should it choose to do so, while acting in complete secrecy. Perhaps the most egregious part of all is that this action may be set into motion by an anonymous phone call requiring no more evidence than the reporter’s statement.

If one considers the totality of the circumstances, terrorism is no longer an adequate descriptor for the actions taken in the name of “protecting the children.”

It is easy to see why many are trying to stop SB-17 when medical kidnap is becoming more common and corruption is so rampant. A bill like SB-17 would give the government unprecedented abilities to make decisions on what they deem as unfit parenting. It would also make the cases even more difficult for parents to win.

As the fight between the state and concerned families goes on in California over mandatory vaccines, California seems to be the testing ground for bills like this that could follow suit in the rest of the country.

For information regarding how to deal with CPS and avoid medical kidnapping, click here.