State to take fat kids away from parents?
Two doctors are arguing that states should have the right to take severely obese children away from their parents. This recommendation came through an editorial published today.
“State intervention may serve the best interests of many children with life-threatening obesity, comprising the only realistic way to control harmful behaviors,” wrote Lindsey Murtagh of the Harvard School of Public Health and David Ludwig of Children’s Hospital in Boston. (AP)
Of course, there is an uproar against this suggestion since it infringes on the right of American parents to feed their kids whatever they please. Aside from that, these doctors seem to lack the common sense to think of the unintended consequences that such a law may cause. If this type of a law existed on the books, what is to keep parents who are sick of their unruly kids to plump them up enough to fall under the terms of this law? Sometimes this academic types don’t stop to think before they speak (write).