Parents Outraged Over New Zealand Schools Planning ‘Secret’ Abortions –

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Parents Outraged Over New Zealand Schools Planning ‘Secret’ Abortions –

“According to The Sunday Star-Times, statistics show that 3,950 New Zealand teens ages 11 through 19 had induced abortions in 2009. Of those, 79 were between 11 and 14 years old. Under section 38 of the Care of Children Act 2004, a female of any age can consent to an abortion. In 2004, lawmaker Judith Collins put forward an amendment to prevent girls under 16 from having an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. The amendment was voted down.”

A mother discovered that her 16-year-old daughter had an abortion with the help and arrangements made by a school counselor. New Zealand educators are bound by the Health Privacy Code and are not required to tell parents anything. Their primary concern is with the child. This  sounds vaguely familiar. Even today, a person doesn’t have to share their medical knowledge with their spouse if they don’t want to.  And we’ve heard horror stories of girls going into Planned Parenthood clinics and getting advice or abortions without the knowledge of their parents. Once again, the rights of the parents are being usurped. Where does it all end?

About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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2 Responses to Parents Outraged Over New Zealand Schools Planning ‘Secret’ Abortions –

  1. Kristin Brænne says:

    Be a ★ !


  2. MiMi Atkins says:

    Ethics overstepped. Parents need to talk to their children more. That is the issue – the downfall of communication and the familial system. Parents are busy working.


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