Did this a few years ago and had an interesting discussion. Board membership has changed significantly and a thread I just saw made me think of it, so going to try it again. Setting up the question is kinda a pain, so bear with me.
At what point should the state, ie child welfare workers or the court system or by legislating mandatory levels of care, intervene in a parents choices to raise their children. Now the obvious problem with this question is that there are alot of possible actions the state could take(this was a problem people picked apart last time I did this poll), so for the sake of the question, the least the state would do is remove the children from the home temporarily, and could potentially do more, including permanently taking the children to jailing their parents. In other words, for which of the situations listed in the poll should the state be able to say to parents that if they do this, the state will take the children from the parents.
- Parents choose to use faith healing for their child to cure a life threatening illness, refusing normal treatments
- Parents choose to use faith healing for their child to cure a serious but not life threatening illness(ie one that could leave them handicapped but still alive for example)
- Injecting your child with botox before taking part in a beauty pageant(yes, this was the thread that spurred me to make this poll)
- Physical punishment that harms the child enough to require hospitalization or medical treatment
- Physical punishment that harms a child enough to leave marks(bruises, welts) but does not require hospitalization or medical treatment
- Giving a child illegal drugs
- Using illegal drugs in the presence of a child
- Caring for the child under the influence of illegal drugs
- Feeding the child very poorly such that they are significantly underweight or overweight
- none of those
Please be patient as I add the poll options, select all that apply when I get the poll up