This is a true story. A young Hispanic mother here in Tucson took her 1 year old feverish daughter to the emergency room. Doctors examined the baby, but could not find the problem. The perplexed doctors told the mother to agree to a meningitis test, warning her that the test could cause paralyzation. The mother said no to the test after considering her daughter’s symptoms and the dangers of the test. The doctors left the room, but returned later, threatening to call DCS to report child neglect if the mother did not do the test. Read more about True Story about Empty Threats and AZ Department of Child Safety (DCS)
Our children are our most valued treasures. Government intrusion can be devastating. When action needs to be taken, experience counts.