The following is excerpted from a speech made by Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer at a protest rally outside the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta:
"Parental rights must be protected. Parental notification regarding children must be made a priority whether it is about clubs and organizations at school, abortion, surveys for children to answer, or health issues. Children belong to parents. Parents are responsible to make decisions regarding their children.
"Children and families are under dangerous assault today! Parents are coerced to put their children on psychotropic medications and children are dying from it.
"In the United States alone, 8 million children and adolescents are on mind altering drugs that put them at risk of violent and suicidal side effects, all while being told it is for your good. Behavior programs such as outcome based education, values clarification, mastery learning, psychological and psychiatric questionnaires, and self esteem are nothing more than a psychologically controlled environment to induce certain beliefs or politically correct thinking."