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3/9/2007 3:11:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Iowa: Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Parental Rights

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March 8, 2007

Iowa: Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Parental Rights

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Your action is needed immediately to stop Senate File 210. If passed,
this bill could be devastating to the rights of parents to raise their
children free from state harassment, and would also set the stage for
all sorts of Fourth Amendment violations.

This bill would cause the Iowa Empowerment Board to implement a plan
with the goal of visiting families who have a newborn child. These
visits would be for the purpose of (but are not limited to) assessing
the child's home environment, educating the families concerning
newborn children, and assisting families in accessing "appropriate"
services.

This proposed program is based on the assumption that parents possess
insufficient knowledge, care, and wisdom to tend to the upbringing of
their newborn children without government intervention. The suggestion
inherent in this bill is that Iowa government employees are able to
parent better than actual parents. Parents who were to disagree with
state workers with regard to the best interests of their children
would likely risk being threatened, intimidated, and harassed.

Just as disturbing is the likelihood that this bill, if passed, will
be used as a rationale for government workers to violate the Fourth
Amendment. The suggestion that the child's environment needs to be
"assessed" provides one more avenue for government employees to
overstep their bounds with regard to entry and search of homes.

Iowa Senate File 210 has passed out of committee and is now up for
consideration on the Senate floor.

ACTION REQUESTED:

Call your senator as soon as possible with the following message:

"Please oppose Senate File 210. Parents do not need or want the
government to supervise them in the raising of newborn children, but
instead need to be able to bring up their children free of the stress
of government intervention. Additionally, this bill raises the
possibility of numerous Fourth Amendment violations."

To find your senator's contact information, please visit HSLDA's
Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox

To view the text of this bill, visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3872

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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