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“Unprecedented” Threat to Parental Rights in Poland
WARSAW, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A controversial bill that critics say would significantly infringe on the rights of parents to bring up their children according to their values has passed first reading in the Polish parliament.
Incorporated into the bill, titled "On the Prevention of Family Violence," which deals with a variety of issues, is a clause that says, "It is forbidden for persons holding parental power over children to implement corporal punishment, cause psychological pain or to humiliate them in any other form."
According to the Polish Labor and Social Policy Ministry guidelines, psychological violence includes, "making the child ashamed, imposing one's own opinions on the child, criticizing the child continually, controlling the child, restricting the child's social contacts," as well as "criticizing the child's sexual behavior."
Furthermore, the bill would give social workers authority to take children from families if someone suspects parents are in contravention of these guidelines or if it is believed there is a danger they may in the future "harm" their children this in way.
"According to the new law, in order to take the child away from his parents, it is enough for one social worker to make such a decision," Najfeld explained to LSN. "The decision can be based on a single unconfirmed report, for example, from a neighbor. It is only later that the court can uphold or cancel this decision. The child is supposed to wait for the court ruling at a state institution, together with really troubled children."
"Every Catholic family is potentially abusive, if you define abuse as ‘making the child ashamed, imposing one's own opinions on the child, criticizing the child continually, controlling the child, limiting the child's social contacts,’ as well as ‘criticizing the child's sexual behavior’," Najfeld said.
"Catholic activists need not say anything - they already qualify as potential abusers and can have their children taken away from them because there is a threat they may ‘abuse’ children by trying to bring them up as Christians."
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Originally posted by Nurv47
Why even have parents ... why not simply have state-funded "schools" that run 24/7 which all are mandated to attend ... Hell, I think we are already half way there the way school are run now days.
The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishment of capital.
Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.
Carl Marx The Communist Manifesto