Thursday, July 14, 2011

AMA wants to seize fat kids

The child do-gooders are always thinking up of reasons to take kids away. Here is the latest:
A controversial new opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests taking severly obese children out of their homes and placing them in foster care.

Dr. David Ludwig, who co-authored the article, claims he's not blaming parents but protecting children.

State intervention will "support not just the child but the whole family, with the goal of reuniting child and family as soon as possible," he said.
The editorial is here, but you can only get the first couple of paragraphs for free.

I predict that the fat kids will get fatter in foster care.

Update: Fox News O'Reilly sided with the AMA, and wanted to take the fat kids away. His guest, Gretchen Carlson, was much more sensible. She said that if a kid is malnourished, then the state can act and feed the kid. But managing a fat kid is much trickier, and the state is not good at that. I don't know why anyone calls O'Reilly a conservative. A conservative would favor parental rights, and O'Reilly does not.

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