Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Massachusetts Spanking Bill

As you may have heard a legislator in Massachusetts is proposing a ban on corporal punishment which actually goes beyond even the most generous definition of the phrase.  This bill would make "the willful infliction of physical pain or injurious or humiliating treatment" against the law in Massachusetts.  There is no doubt that this will include spanking but who knows how anyone such as a social worker or judge could define "humiliating treatment".

According to HSLDA, a group of attorneys who are fighting the bill, "Representative Jay Kaufmann has introduced an act--House Bill 3922--to
prohibit corporal punishment. The bill is scheduled for a hearing
TOMORROW, Wednesday November 28, in the Committee on Children,
Families and Persons with Disabilities. The bill would make it
unlawful for parents to use corporal discipline in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. It would also create a presumption that any spanking is
child abuse and neglect."

Watch this topic being discussed tonight on MSNBC national television and tomorrow morning on FOX stations.

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