2018 Parental Rights Survey

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We sent out a survey to all the MN candidates registered on the SOS election filings page!

We asked them the following questions:

1. Who should ultimately decide the mode of education for a child?

A) Parents/Guardians
B) District superintendents
C) Social Workers

2. Who should have final authority to determine which recommended protocol or treatment is appropriate for a child? For instance, when and how to medicate a special needs child or which treatment options recommended by specialists are the most appropriate.

A) Parents/Guardians
B) Doctors
C) School
D) Social Worker

3. Should access to a child’s full medical/insurance/school record ever be withheld from his/her legal guardians under any circumstance?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Other (please specify):

4. Should school clinics offer services to minors without the consent of parents/guardians?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Other (please specify):

5. Who should ultimately decide which vaccinations a child receives and when?

A) Parents/Guardians
B) School/Daycare
C) Doctor
D) Social workers

6. Is it ethical for schools, daycares, camps or doctors to refuse service to families based on personal beliefs or personal medical decisions?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Other (please specify):

7. Should Child Protective Services be allowed to investigate families or remove custody based on educational choice, religion, or personal medical decisions?

A) Yes
B) No
C) Other (please specify):

8. If you have any official positions or words for voters concerned about parental rights, please share below.

We have kept a running tally of responses as they rolled in in this google spreadsheet:  https://bit.ly/2MuOUz8

As well as compiling it in an easy to print flyer- email us at info@parentalrightsmn.org if you need higher resolution files! :

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For online viewing, here are the following responses in no particular order:

AbrahamsonAlbrightAndersonBlongEricksonGalvanGoutermontHeintzemanHughesJohnsonLeeLewisLohmerLuceroMortensenMunsonNashNewbergerNornesPouliotPughRunbeckStauberStokelyUtzWardlowWestWillsYangZielinski

Again- please see google document for extended answers and any new additions who may have replied after the printing of this guide:

https://bit.ly/2MuOUz8