A Government All Too Willing to Abolish Parental Rights

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When Mr. Obama dedicated years to taking over the healthcare of every citizen in the United States, the danger of the government abusing the rights of the citizens came as part of the deal. Parental rights might be first up.

A Michigan mother brought here 17-year old daughter to Sparrow hospital to have her foot checked. Her doctor works in the hospital. The following sign was outside his office:

hospital_sign

After the parent Mrs. Christy Duffy saw the sign, she asked “…if this policy was in effect and if so, how could I opt out. The receptionist told me it’s a new law and there is no opting out.”

“Working to keep my cool, I said, ‘I’m sure there is,'” Duffy recounted. “She said, ‘No there isn’t.’ At which point I asked if I needed to leave and go to the urgent care center because I was not submitting my daughter to such a conversation.”

“That did not go over well,” Duffy explained. “The receptionist closed the window … Almost immediately the office manager turned the corner and said, ‘Mrs. Duffy, may I speak with you?’ She said there was a new policy that would allow a child to access his/her medical records online and the child would be allowed to block a parent from viewing the website.”

Then the confidential nurse-to-child conversation was addressed.

“The nurse would also inform my children that the doctor’s office is a safe place for them to receive information about STDs, HIV and birth control,” Duffy continued. “That is what the nurse would be chatting about with my children without any pesky parental oversight.”

“I kindly informed her that no one would be talking with my children privately, and I needed to know how to opt out of this policy before bringing Amy back for her physical next month,” Duffy relayed. “By this time, the doctor was ready to see Amy, so I had to cut the conversation short because I was not letting my girl out of my eyesight or earshot … Not when it was clear that these people were angling to undermine my parental authority.”

Mrs. Duffy

Mrs. Duffy

Soon after, the hospital took the sign down and admitted they made a mistake. The law does not require them to have these conversations and they do not have the right to allow a child to block a parent from viewing the website.

That is all well and good but the one obvious point here is that this hospital was only too willing to do this without any reservation.

We recently saw what happened to the parents of Justina Pelletier who lost custody of their child for following their doctor’s recommendations because they disagreed.

This is not something to be taken lightly.

The government is consuming every part of our lives and the officials in these government agencies believe they have the right to teach sex and morals, or I should say non-morals, to anyone’s child. There is a tendency to step on parent’s rights or even abolish them.

As Mrs. Duffy explained, she is not an extremist.

Mrs. Duffy is onto the government at this point and all parents had better be onto them before they find they’ve lost control of their own children and can’t get it back.

Read the story at GOP USA

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