The story is one that we hear repeatedly: parents take their child to the doctor for an accidental injury or an illness and end up being accused by a doctor of abusing their child.
Meagan Corser of the Texas Home School Coalition recently published an article about the status of Child Protective Services (CPS) in Texas regarding the evidence required to terminate parental rights.
What she reports confirms what Health Impact News has exposed in many other states, that the vast majority of children taken away from parents are not for actual “abuse” where the child is in imminent danger.
Corser reports that by Texas CPS’ own admission:
Maisha Joefield briefly lost custody of a child who wandered away while she was taking a bath. Kevin Hagen for The New York Times
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This is especially true when it comes to state child "protection" agencies, many of which are used by local authorities to punish citizens who refuse to "fit into the mold" of the "ideal society" or who otherwise cherish personal freedom and liberty more than anything else.
The story begins in 2009 with Kevin having chest pains along with shortness of breath. Despite numerous visits to the ER, doctors never referred him to a cardiologist. Instead, they diagnosed him with asthma, treating him through the years as though he had no heart problems.