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Horowitz: Urgent legislative action is required to prevent medical kidnapping by masked Karens.


Through the Great Reset and COVID fascism, the total state has made it clear that it controls your life, liberty, and property, right down to your breathing holes. Therefore, it was not unreasonable for the state to begin assuming ownership of your children. Now, the medical system has been weaponized to collaborate with child protective services to forcibly remove your children. There are several ways they can accomplish this, but medical kidnapping by Karen medical practitioners is the most alarming and requires redress. In red states, legislation restoring due process in family court and limiting state custody of your children must be a top priority.

In a random act of journalism, as Rush Limbaugh used to say, Caitlin Gibson of the Washington Post penned a powerful article about a family that lost custody of their children due to false allegations of child abuse by doctors and how the family was permanently traumatized as a result of the system’s lack of due process. She describes the plight of a mother who brought her 14-week-old infant to a hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts, out of concern for a high fever and an infectious respiratory illness. Doctors discovered a healed fracture on baby Cal’s rib cage (unrelated to the illness) while examining an X-ray and immediately accused Sarah Perkins and Josh Sabey of child abuse. They notified the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and social workers immediately began accusing the mother, initiating weeks of battling against an automatic presumption of guilt to prove her innocence.

The Post article describes how doctors could assert with absolute certainty that the rib fracture could not have occurred in this manner without foul play, and the state fell for it hook, line, and sinker. The family was subjected to a humiliating DCF-approved safety plan, endless interrogations of their 3-year-old son, and frequent caseworker visits. Nobody discovered any issues within the family, and the plan appeared to be well-received by all. Several nights later, the Waltham police knocked on the door and forced the parents to place their two young children – a baby and a toddler – into a police-escorted car. Without a warrant or evidence of a crime, they could abduct the children for 16 hours, even though both had food allergies and one was still breastfeeding.

Later, the parents could transfer custody of the children to the grandparents and resolve the issue over a period of weeks, but not before inflicting long-lasting emotional damage on the children.

Most people would rather spend a month in jail than lose their children, yet the due process that applies to criminal proceedings does not apply to family law and child protective services’ ability to take your children. In addition, in an era in which “follow the science” trumps human rights, due process, critical thinking, and social norms, medical practitioners are increasingly radicalized into calling the authorities on families based on flimsy intuitions and sensibilities. The pandemic resulted in numerous instances in which healthcare professionals contacted the authorities when they believed parents were ignoring their medical advice. Therefore, it is abundantly clear that the state’s ability to kidnap your children must be severely restricted.

We all support a method for the state to protect a child being beaten or otherwise abused, and we hear about such cases frequently in the news. However, we cannot support a system of “guilty until proven innocent,” especially given that an enlightened and armed medical profession is now encouraged and sometimes required to ask patients intrusive questions about their family lives (e.g., where do you keep your firearms)

According to the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, during the fiscal year 2019, child protective services agencies across the country received 4.4 million referrals involving the alleged maltreatment of 7.9 million children. Approximately 3.5 million children subject to these referrals were deemed credible enough to investigate, but only 16.7% of the investigated children were found to be victims of abuse or neglect. In other words, only 7% of the initial cohort of children for whom referrals were made were determined to be in danger.

Now consider the lasting emotional harm that these families will endure. How can we permit this to persist?

Your solution may be to move to a red state, but you’ll be disappointed to learn that the majority of red states face the same issue. Ironically, in a powerful conclusion to the Post article on the Perkins family, the author describes how they fled Massachusetts for freedom in the summer and settled in rural Idaho. She describes how, shortly after their relocation, the family was sitting in the dark during a power outage when they heard a knock at the door. They feared it was another police visit, but their new neighbor wanted to check on them and offered them a gas-powered heater and flashlight.

I’m not sure if this was the author’s intention, but she portrayed the contrast between the sadistic Massachusetts doctors and the rural Idaho neighbors perfectly. The Perkinses, like the Pilgrims, had discovered liberty.

However, they did not. The political figures and medical officials in Idaho do not yet reflect the values of the Idahoans fleeing to red states in large numbers. The Epoch Times reported earlier this year on “Baby Cyrus,” who was arrested in March for missing a doctor’s appointment. The infant suffered from an eating disorder, and the baby’s mother, Marissa, canceled a doctor’s appointment because she felt ill that day. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare dispatched law enforcement to remove the child from her custody. The infant was in state custody for seven days and was only released after local citizens protested.

This is a problem for all 50 states, and red-state legislatures must address it immediately. Rep. Tammy Nichols and Sen. Christy Zito have introduced House Bill 821 in Idaho, prohibiting the state from removing a child if a parent questions treatment or seeks a second opinion elsewhere. The bill establishes parental authority over medical decisions and tightens requirements for establishing child abuse allegations. It also gives state officials significantly fewer opportunities to assume custody of a child.

“A child or vulnerable adult shall not be removed from a parent or guardian and placed in state care, a hospital, or any other medical treatment facility by a social worker, law enforcement, or any other official without a known instance of abuse or neglect, and an investigation in such circumstances may only occur upon a known instance of abuse or neglect,” reads a key provision of this excellent bill.

In general, it must be made clear that parents cannot lose their child due to their medical, political, or religious beliefs and decisions. A lot more due process must be accorded before a child can be removed pending an investigation. Currently, state agencies receive increased funding proportional to the number of foster children they “serve.” This must change.

The blue states are irretrievably lost because too many people agree with this abomination. Red-state government agencies and Karen physicians are equally reprehensible. The time has come to align the policies of red states with the values of their citizens so that people like the Perkins family can continue to enjoy the world’s last refuge for civil and religious liberty.

Alexandra Russel
Alexandra Russel
Highly respected journalist and political commentator with over a decade of experience in the industry. Alex was born and raised in Florida, where she developed a passion for writing at a young age, leading her to pursue a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. After graduation, she worked as a political reporter for several local and national publications before being appointed as the chief editor at Conservative Fix.

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