Originally Posted by Itsasecret
And another thing ... the mainstream press is not going to pick up this story. They don't care about parent's rights - just look what is going on around us in this country! Homebirthing and liberty are not really on their radar and if it were I imagine they'd come down on the opposite side!
Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam
Itsasecret, there was a case in Illinois about a year ago where a baby was taken away for homebirthing and it was covered by lots and lots of (local) sources. Heck in the next large town over from me last year there was a DCFS investigation because a nurse thought not circumcising was "medical neglect"; that also got covered by local news and I happent o know some of that mom's friends. My county has an outdated law that violates state law but means about once a month or so a new mom gets DCFS called on her for "medical neglect" though nothing EVER comes of it. Again, well known locally. I googled this story last night and it's not even being covered by the local news or picked up by bloggers. It's just HSLDA.
HSLDA is explicitly anti-gay and pro-Christian; their organization is more about promoting a radical conservative agenda than homeschooling. They're taking on this case not because parent's rights are so important but so they can make money off of more hoemschoolers buying their insurance. Last HSLDA thing I heard about was them promoting the idea that a newly issued guideline for calling DCFS in abuse cases meant that any person could be held legally culpable for not reporting suspected child abuse, which a reading of the text in question s howed was blatantly untrue.
Like I said, I've had run ins with DCFS for similar situations, I've had friends who've been investigated for homebirth transfers AND I'm a homeschooler. HSLDA is really really not trustworthy.
Regardless of HSLDA's status, I wish there were more sources for this. I came across this story on a few other sites that are not parent-centered. One of them included a skeptic's webiste, where someone posted looking for corroborating sources since he thought it was just an anti-vax "lobby" story that didn't actually take place. Corroboration was found in the public court records that a suit was filed, but nothing else.
The overwhelming response from the forums I read (two different) was "This has to be made-up."
No. It's no made up. It's real and it happens to real people. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
But yeah, it won't be useful to communicate outside the "choir" if there are no "reputable" (whatever that means) news orgs that pick it up.