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Look Out for Eroding of Parental Authority

Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:38 AM
"Our C section rate is fast reaching south american levels, with certain American Hospitals at seventy and eighty percent..." We also have vultures (aka trial lawyers) ready to streak out of the sky, talons out, to scoop up all the hapless doctors and midwives and nurses and drag them into court if natural birth causes so much as a scratch. It is tragic of course, but what the hospitals and doctors are practicing is called "self defense".
It’s been an eventful week at the intersection of parenting and politics, that busy corner where decision-making often is affected by the onslaught of traffic from social engineers, liberal educators, public health experts, and civil rights activists who know better than parents what’s best for their kids.

Several news stories seem to indicate that America’s moms and dads are losing ground in the effort to raise their children as they see fit. To wit:

In Rhode Island, the Cranston school district announced it was banning father-daughter and mother-son events because a complaint from the American Civil Liberties...