Protect Children from Coerced Drugging in Public Schools
 
Congressman John Kline (Minnesota) has authored the Child Medication Safety Act (HR 1790) which requires that, as a condition of receiving federal education funds, states establish policies and procedures that prohibit school personnel from requiring a child to take psychotropic medications.  He has been joined by 23 co-sponsors:

Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC] Rep Boehner, John A. [OH]
Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA]     Rep Burton, Dan [IN]
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA] Rep Davis, Jo Ann [VA]
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO] Rep Feeney, Tom [FL]
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ] Rep Gutknecht, Gil [MN]
Rep Hostettler, John N. [IN] Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL]
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX] Rep Kennedy, Mark R. [MN]
Rep LaTourette, Steve C. [OH] Rep Lewis, Ron [KY]
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO] Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX]
Rep Paul, Ron [TX] Rep Pence, Mike [IN]
Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN] Rep Wicker, Roger F. [MS]
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC]

We know that:

1) Mental illness is over-diagnosed; especially in children

2) Psychotropic medications are over-prescribed.

3) Parents are being coerced to force their children to take psychotropic medications.

4) The diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses are vague social constructs, as admitted by experts in the psychiatric field.

5) Many studies, some of them kept from physicians and the public for years, have shown that these medications are not at all effective in the long term.

6) The psychotropic medications, both on and off the controlled substances list, are far from benign; their side effects are rarely adequately explained to parents; and there are no studies defining their effects on the developing nervous systems of growing children, especially those under the age of five years.

7) No psychiatric illness is caused by naturally occurring deficiencies of any psychiatric drug, but there are many reasons that children may have symptoms of mental illness that are overlooked by both schools and physicians that can be corrected without psychiatric drugs.

Therefore, we must take steps to protect our children and change the culture. An important first step is to stop parents from being coerced into putting their children on psychotropic drugs in order for them to attend public schools.


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