My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CHILDRENS HEALTHCARE IS A LEGAL DUTY INC, Lexington, KY, USA
CHILD works tirelessly with individual State legislaturs to remove the legal exemptions that some parents claim from State laws that require parents to provide medical care for their children, regardless of their own personal or religious beliefs. I have seen the founder of CHILD, Rita Swan, present her case with great compassion and powerful impact. She reaches the hearts of the legislators, motivating them to put the health of children above the personal beliefs and religious "freedom" of their parents. Ms. Swan travels tirelessly to State after State, working with attorneys and health professionals to overturn the exemptions from child protection laws that many States have passed under the pressure of the Christian Science Church and similar cults that claim that Christ will do a better job than doctors in treating children's illnesses, even when the illnesses are life threatening. Over the past several years, Ms. Swan has acheived success in many States, thus greatly improving or even saving the lives of many children. CHILD does not have a large fund raising departement. It devotes almost all of its contributions to travelling and lobbying state legislatures throughout the country. The only thing donors receive from CHILD is a bimonthly newsletter documenting the poignant stories of child endangerment and the success CHILD has had. I can't think of a more worthy cause than protecting the health, and sometimes the lives, of innocent children. CHILD, working with minimal funding, has acheived great success in rescuing children from the cruel practices of some parents who allow their children to suffer or even die because they believe that God will protect them or, shudder, allow them to suffer and die because God wills it.