Justifying keeping matters under wraps
Mum and Dad don’t need to know the haps
Why We Keep Things Secret
Mum can’t know
Lest her daughter
Meet with blow
When wounding souls
The Health Select Committee has decided that parental notification regarding daughters being taken away from school to have abortions puts those daughters at unjustifiable risk. Not the risk of abortion and it’s violent aftermath, but the violence of angry parents. They have considered the possibility that angry parents, hearing that their teenage daughter is pregnant will subsequently murder their daughters. Surely, those who would ever face such an abusive family environment would be so much in the minority, that our law-makers are making decisions based on rare and wild xceptions.
Justifying Keeping Matters Under Wraps
The Health Select Committee, through its decision, is denying the majority of caring and concerned parents the basic right to know what’s going on in the lives of their teenagers.