Having faced the attempted suicide of her teenage daughter, kiwi mum petitioned the government, asking that there be a law change. Hillary’s Law calls for parental notification in cases where there teenage daughters are taken by education providers for abortions.
Sadly, the Select Committee decided the consequences of parents knowing what’s happening to their daughters is not something they are willing to contend with. Instead, it’s better that no parent know what’s going on.
This is my poetic reflection:
Hillary’s Law Parental Notification
So your daughter needs a panadol
There is a much greater toll
In things of which you ought to know
She’s going on a school field trip
For that you’ll sign a permission slip
While others are lead away
Hillary is lost for words
Like her voice has not been heard
Other’s silenced too
Why can’t they know about their girls?
When treated like stolen pearls
Why darkness must you remain?
Kiwi parents, they ought to know
When daughters dealt a massive blow
That often proves too much
Daughters being whisked away
During the darkness of the day
To have more than just a panadol
What do they think behind closed doors?
When loving kiwi mum implores
To care is first to know
It’s not a question of consent
When innocence is being spent
One knows and so one cares
Hillary’s law has been shot down
Makes MP’s sadistic clowns
While daughters cry in darkness.