We all know that childhood obesity is a serious problem here in the United States. Sure, obese kids are unhealthy but is it child abuse?
Harvard University child obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig thinks so. He goes as far as to suggest that parents should lose custody of their fat children:
"In severe instances of childhood obesity, removal from the home may be justifiable, from a legal standpoint, because of imminent health risks and the parents' chronic failure to address medical problems," Ludwig co-wrote with Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and researcher at Harvard's School of Public Health.
Do you agree? Should the state intervene and take morbidly obese children away from the parents and put them into foster care, even as a last resort?