A Child’s Rights (updated)

Thank you everyone that replied with thoughts on the original post!  I have updated this post with many of your ideas including adding education and healthcare. – Tim 

In what will undoubtedly be the shortest post in this series, I wanted to share with you what I have been processing through regarding children’s rights.  Specifically, I have been thinking about what rights I believe we have a duty and obligation to protect.  I think the hardest part of this list is the question it draws out every time I review it: “What am I going to do about it?” I am still working through that answer and, while I have made some strides, it breaks my heart to know that so many children do not have these basic rights.  Please let me know if you have any rights that you would add to the list.

I believe that every child has certain rights that should be provided for and defended unconditionally. These rights include:

Clean water
Food
Clothing
Shelter
Protection and justice
Freedom
Education
Opportunity
Love

Healthcare: I believe that preventative care should be free for all. In most cases costs for health problems should be managed individually instead of universally, the exception would be for children, pregnant moms, and moms nursing who should always be covered for all health related care.

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