No more parental rights
By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jul 10, 2003
In a CWN story today, we read that Florida's Supreme Court struck down the state's law that required parents be notified before their daughters under 18 years old could have an abortion. The court said the law violated the girl's privacy rights.
Under that reasoning, what rights do parents have over their children anymore? Can parents tell their children they aren't allowed to get their driver's license at 16? Can they make medical decisions for their children, overriding the child's wishes? I suppose that if a girl wants to buy birth control pills, there's nothing the parents can do about it. Parents now have all the responsibilities of raising their children, but none of the rights. They certainly don't have the right to raise their children according to their own moral guidelines.
The day is coming closer when the "village" gets to decide how children are raised, even over your objections.
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