british-parliamentA Christian organization in the United Kingdom is warning parents of a proposed law that could send them to prison for 10 years if they harm their child’s “physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioral development.”  According to the Christian Institute, a 1933 law defines child neglect as a failure to provide the basics for a child, including adequate clothing, food, lodging and medical care. The vast leap forward proposed by the new bill, however, could include an “amorphous and expansive” definition of injury or abuse, and that would make “every mother and father … at risk of being labeled an abuser,” according to Prof. Frank Furedi. He wrote in the Independent of London recently that the so-called “Cinderella law” would “turn the emotional landscape of family life into a dangerous battlefield.” More