Standing up for Parental Rights and Freedom of Choice in HealthcareANH-Intl has been campaigning for freedom of choice in healthcare for over 12 years now. It’s one of our most fundamental campaigns. In this article, we start to prise the lid off a fairly taboo subject area. We’ve brought you news in the past of individual cases where parental rights are being totally eroded, but there appears to be a rising trend in further incidences. Particularly in the US, parental rights are being removed by conventional healthcare authorities in order to ensure sick children receive a particular medical treatment, when that treatment has been opposed by the child’s parents. We asked two US organisations — the Parental Rights Foundation (PRF) and Medical Kidnap (MK) who do important work for families in distress to comment further.