France Outlaws Spanking, Bringing Ban Total to 52 Countries

(Breitbart) The French parliament has passed a formal ban on spanking children, bringing the global total to 52 different countries where such corporal punishment in homes is against the law.

The new law that went into effect for 2017 bans “any cruel, degrading or humiliating punishment, including any use of physical violence,” including spanking in the home.

In passing the new regulation, France has joined a long list of countries that have outlawed corporal punishment. Unsurprisingly, the first country to make spanking illegal was Sweden, in 1979, followed by Finland in 1983. The last to join the list before France in 2016 were Mongolia, Paraguay and Slovenia.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Secular world becomes more and more weird each passing day because it lacks real parents.

  • Joshua 1:9

    Does the French government not realize that, generally speaking, Muslims punish their children a lot worse than just a spanking? Is it then legal for French parents (non-Muslim) to punish their children the exact same way that barbaric Muslims do?

    • Tangent002

      Corporal punishment of children is illegal for all, including Muslims.

  • james blue

    There is a fine line between punishment and abuse. Unfortunately too many cross the line.

  • Robert

    the french parents could apply the wels lutheran christian bible princepal. Just Obey God rather than men . As a wels dad that is what i told my grown children to do
    when human man made laws conflict with What God says.

  • Robert

    every one wants to be defiant to the earthly Government in some way .well here is your chance to do it in a Godly way. by doing what God says and ignoring what they say. when their is a conflict between what God in his bible has said and what mere men say..

    • michael louwe

      No, it’s only when yr salvation is at stake that u should disobey yr govt bc the Lord/God Jesus the Christ/Messiah/Savior preached, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”(MATT.4:17) “There r many ways to skin a cat” or discipline a child, not just by spanking.
      ……. A day is coming soon when the govts of the world will require all to receive cptr chip implants(= like credit/debit/ATM cards = the mark-of-the-beast.?) in order to be able to buy or sell goods n services.(REV.13:11-18 & 14:11) In this case, true Christians should disobey their govt, even if they r persecuted or martyed or starved to death, bc their salvation will be at stake.

  • michael louwe

    Luckily, these foolish govts could not enact a law to prohibit God from “spanking” n cursing sinners/evildoers/law-breakers with suffering, sickness, accidents, calamities, poverty, etc.
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    HEBREWS.10: = 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.

    28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[e] says the Lord.[f] And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”[g] 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

  • Neonic

    The left’s obsession is virtue signaling. “I’m a better person than you because I would never dream of spanking a child.” They couldn’t care less about the real-world effects of their policies, just so they feel good about themselves.

  • hytre64✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Maybe now that Great Britain is going through the BREXIT, they can repeal their anti-discipline laws, as they are no longer subject to Article 17 of the European Charter of Social Rights.