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Child Abuse Prevention Act

Petition published by heather on May 31, 2007
6779 Signatures 
Target: U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

Petition Background (Preamble):

This petition was inspired by a 4 year old little girl named Summer Phelps. Summer was basically invisible to everyone since she was only 4 and did not attend school.

Summer endured months of horrifying torture and abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother, who were eventually arrested and charged with her murder by abuse. You can learn more about Summer's case by going to these sites:
http://www.myspace.com/summerswish07
http://www.krem.com/news/local/stories/krem2_042607_lytletrial.e90a58b.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258385,00.html

Petition:

We, the undersigned, call on the U.S. Senate and House of Representative to pass a comprehensive Federal Law that would protect children from Child Abuse and would put more restrictive measures on those agencies whose job it is to protect children.

In addition, we propose that further background checks be made on any childcare provider to ensure that they meet the qualifications to have children in their care.

Finally, the following MANDATORY SENTENCES should be applied for anyone found guilty of abusing a child:

*Minimum 10 years for serious injury to a child; no chance of parole

*25 year-life for for injury to a child that results in death of child; no chance for parole.

The Child Abuse Prevention Act petition to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives was written by heather and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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