In Pennsylvania, what used to be considered corporal punishment is now child abuse

The latest debate over corporal punishment continues, having been set off by NFL star Adrian Peterson beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch to the point of bleeding and bruising, reportedly for pushing a cousin off a motorbike video game. Mr. Peterson was charged criminally with child abuse in Texas, where the incident occurred. From the enactment of the first child protection laws in the United States in the 1960s and ’70s, lawmakers have carved out a corporal-punishment exception for p

Source: www.post-gazette.com

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