Dear AAPS Action Team:
Please contact your Representative
(Find your Representative
(Congressional Switchboard- 202-224-3121) and ask him to support H.R.2218 Parental Consent Act of 2009.
The Parental Consent Act of 2009 would deny federal funds to be used to establish or implement any universal or mandatory mental health, psychiatric, or socio-emotional screening program. It also bars federal funds to be paid to any local education agency that uses the refusal of a parent or legal guardian to provide express, written, voluntary, informed consent to mental health screening for his or her child as a basis of a charge of child abuse, child neglect, medical neglect or education neglect.
AAPS is against American children being screened, stigmatized, categorized, and forcibly treated by people who are working for the government. Not only is the whole idea of universal or government sponsored “ mental health screening” unconstitutional; it is dangerous for many reasons including these:
- It usurps parental authority and subjects children to government social engineering
- Mental health screening criteria are vague and subjective.
- It will lead to an expansion of coercive drugging of children against their parents’s judgment.
Michael D. Ostrolenk