Enabling Child Abuse in Florida

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas J Webb

“As part of the recent wave of legislation targeting LGBTQIA people, especially trans minors, Florida passed a law advertised by its proponents as protection for parental rights, HB 1557. It has inspired similar provisions in other states such as HB 332 in Alabama. It’s worth looking into what it really does and what it’s probably meant to achieve. … This law provides powerful tools to bigoted or abusive helicopter parents, who wish to extend their totalitarian control over their children’s lives outside the bounds of their own roof, at taxpayer’s expense and without putting the effort into homeschooling. Rather than being a law that prevents ‘grooming’ as DeSantis’[s] press secretary absurdly claimed, it actually enables child abuse.” (05/12/22)