Pittsburgh Wants to "Predict" If You Deserve to be a Parent at the Birth of Every ChildImagine a day where every child born in a hospital gets ranked on whether or not their parents will be good enough parents to take care of them, and a risk score is attached to that child based on how the government views the child's parents. If the risk score is too low, the parents do not get to take their child home. The child is seized by the government and assigned new parents through the multi-billion dollar foster care system. Does this sound like something terrible from a science fiction movie? Or something that might happen in other tyrannical countries where parents have little or no choice over how their children are raised? This system is actually already in place and is already being used in many states all across the U.S. Richard Wexler from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform published an excellent piece last week on the topic of "Predictive Analysis" in child welfare, and how Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs, is now using a system like this to label every child born in the county with a “risk score” which supposedly tells Child Protective Services how likely parents are to abuse their newborn children.
Pittsburgh Wants to "Predict" If You Deserve to be a Parent at the Birth of Every Child
These arrogant "officials" are out of control on so many levels it's astounding. No one is minding the store, there is absolutely no accountability. There are at least 30 Facebook pages with a combined membership of well over 200,000 US citizens which spell out the violations of public trust as it relates to DHS and CPS abuse of power. They routinely strip parents and all family of the rights guaranteed to them by the constitution. Apparently, they truly are above the law.