These are just a few of the incidents of child abuse and neglect reported around the country in the past few weeks.
- A man is facing charges of aggravated child abuse after his alleged “whooping” left a 4-year-old with liver and pancreas injuries, according to police
- Police arrested a man and a woman over the weekend after their three young sons tested positive for methamphetamine.
- A couple is charged after the death of an infant in their care. According to investigators, the baby had bruising to her head and abdomen. Authorities performed an autopsy and found that the child had massive internal bleeding in her brain resulting from blunt force trauma to the head.
- Authorities believe a 15-year-old was beaten, starved and tortured by her two caregivers for about eight months. Her teeth were also chipped. The teen said it was because she was hit in the face with a metal rod.
How many more cases go undetected? The reality is that between 3-5 children die every day in the United States from neglect and abuse.
It’s time to stop this. And the best way to do that is by creating a culture, derived from smart policies, that prevents abusive and neglectful parent from ever having kids. It’s time to get proactive, rather than reactive.
Who would oppose this? Lots of politicians and big businesses make money off of our current family planning system, which pushes as many kids as possible into the world because doing so ensures a growing supply of hungry consumers, and a future filled with cheap labor and lots of taxpayers. They are to blame, and should be held accountable.
Having Kids is promoting fundamental change through our Fair Start order campaign. It’s simple: If you’ve been convicted of a serious case of child abuse and cannot care for children, you will be ordered not to have additional children until the situation changes.
These orders are a fair and constitutional way to change the way we plan our families. It’s called the child-first Fair Start model.
Let’s get ahead of the problem. Take action now and support Fair Start order legislation in your state.