Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Urgent Need: Who Do You Know in Delaware?

Delaware is on the brink of becoming the “First State” to outlaw spanking or any other form of corporal discipline of a child. In fact, under SB234, anything that causes “pain,” unless it is “by accident,” will constitute abuse and be punishable by up to 2 years in jail.

We all need to see this bill stopped.

We have alerted our supporters in Delaware, but it is not enough. SB234 has already passed the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee, and it is likely to reach the floor of the House in the next three days. This will be our last chance to halt this dangerous legislation.

On its face, SB234 would outlaw anything a parent might do that intentionally causes pain: not only a spanking or a slap on the wrist, but pulling a tooth, ordering a vaccination shot, or getting ears pierced all cause pain!

These things are not likely to be prosecuted, but a parent’s right to administer corporal discipline to a wayward child most certainly is.

Action Item
Once this is introduced in Delaware, it can be easily picked up in other states as well. We must halt it here.

If you don’t live in Delaware, you cannot effectively call the members of the Delaware House. But if you know anyone in Delaware – any individual, company, or organization – please contact them with this information.

You might visit our Delaware alert here and forward the link to anyone you know in the “First State,” or share it on Twitter or Facebook.

Please help us any way you can to halt this attack on parental rights in Delaware!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

P.O. Box 1090 Purcellville, VA 20134 * (540)-751-1200 *

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