Under the bill, Government would be free to dole out treatment and prescribe drugs such as antidepressants and ritalin for any child regardless of the parent's views. Critics contend that this is a sop to the Big Pharmaceuticals and the Psychiatry Industry who lobbied for it. This one really scares me as I have pre-school kids. When someone like Schlafly comes out against it, you know it's over the top. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about this and it's not exactly breaking news- I searched but didn't find anything but even if it's old, I thought important enough to alert those that hadn't heard of it. I calmly await snarky "double post" comments
Mandatory Health Screening for all kids This one flys in under the cover of the Omnibus Spending Bill. Bill Frist and Arlen Specter have removed language that would require parental consent for mental health screening of all kids.