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In addition, the following categories of minors can consent to all,
or almost all, of their own health care (see pp. 8-14):
• Pregnant minors,
• Minors who are parents,
• Married minors and
• Emancipated minors.
Sometimes, mature minors also can consent to their own
When obtaining parental consent would interfere with a minor’s
access to care that ordinarily would require parental consent,
a health care provider often can treat the minor without parental
Originally posted by CazMedia
We constantly ask, "where are the parents", yet do things like this to take away the responsibillity and give it to whom? the state?
again, who assumes the liabillity here?
Parents must do everything possible to retain responsibility and control over their children’s well-being. There is no end to the bureaucratic appetite to rule every aspect of our lives, including how we raise our children. Forced mental health screening is just the latest of many state usurpations of parental authority: compulsory education laws, politically-correct school curricula, mandatory vaccines, and interference with discipline through phony “social services” agencies all represent assaults on families. The political right has now joined the political left in seeking the de facto nationalization of children, and only informed resistance by parents can stop it. The federal government is slowly but surely destroying real families, but it is hardly a benevolent surrogate parent.