Bill that would terminate parent’s rights brought up in Senate

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Parents in the state of Mississippi could have their rights taken away after a bill passed in the senate on Wednesday.

Supporters of House Bill 1240 say it would protect the well-being of children in bad situations.

Those that oppose the bill say every case is not the same. Every issue should be properly addressed before a parent loses their rights.

Senators weigh in on the bill.

“As of this year, 758 children are in custody because their parents made the decision,” said Senator Bruce Wiggins, (R) District 52.

“So I’m just saying that I want children protected but right now I do not have enough faith in the system to support this bill. Thank you,” said Senator Angela Hill, (R) District 40.



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