By Diogenes (articles ) | May 13, 2004
Let's see, a school nurse in Britain must phone for parents' permission to give a child an aspirin, but ...
A girl aged 14 was sent to hospital for an abortion without the knowledge of her mother, on the advice of a health visitor at her school. The mother only learned of her daughter's condition during a chance encounter with one of the girl's friends.
Following a conversation with her mother, the girl changed her mind, but was forced to continue with the abortion treatment after being told that the foetus had suffered irreparable damage from pills given at a local hospital to induce the termination.
Yesterday the mother expressed outrage at the decision of the school and medical staff not to inform her of her daughter's condition.
The baby, it appears, was not available for comment.
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