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ACLU Urges California District to Let Kids Leave School for Medical Treatment Without

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

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    The ACLU is threatening to sue a California school district after it changed a policy to require teenagers get parental consent to leave campus for confidential medical services.

    The Vista Unified School District board voted unanimously Thursday to change its existing policy that allowed students to be excused for confidential appointments — including abortions — without notifying parents, according to the North County Times.


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  2. windcatcher

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    Oh I am highly offended with the ACLU!

    If parents have custody of minors and are responsible for their welfare......then they should always be notified of a child's whereabouts and have rights to be informed before any medical or invasive procedure is done........ after all, they will be held responsible if any complications arise. Complications can arise....... and it may be as 'innocent' as an accident during an unauthorized transport, or as serious as an assaut and violation at an office for an exam.

    If there's a problem with parental abuse and/or the child can't talk to his parents....... then two options exist...... getting a school counselor to help with parent child communications or the child can report it and expect an investigation which if alleged abuse is found can alter custody of the minor to another responsible adult.

    The scary thing about all of this is that what happens in California seems to set precidents for other states or localities to copy. It is almost like California is the testing ground to see what the tolerance of the public will bear in its social experimentations.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    Great if a kid has good parents. But not every kid can talk with their parents about private matters.
     
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    Forget for a moment the obvious moral problems that would violate.

    The school system takes responsibility for those children until they are released back into the parents care. If the child would get hurt or killed in a car accident on a trip not approved by the parents they would open themselves up to a huge lawsuit. I thought that was why schools required permission slips for school trips? Or if during a "medical procedure" the child suffered injury, they would be in the same boat.
     
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    These so called children with bad parents they cannot talk to are not enough reason to undermine parents authority. It is a sham of an excuse to propel unfettered abortion.
     
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