Oregon Governor Kate Brown is pushing to make the state the first to require universal home visits for newborn children.
If your internal “uh-oh” alarms are not sounding loudly, please check your batteries.
The bill was introduced last month and orders the Oregon Health Authority to “study home visiting by licensed health care providers.”
While the complete language hasn’t been created, the bill already has 18 sponsors who claim that the bill is “necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety,” and therefore “an emergency is declared to exist.”
Babies going home without government involvement is now an emergency. It’s an emergency that parents raising children without the help of the government.
Technically, it’s called Senate Bill 526 but it’s translated to English as “All your babies are belong to us.”