More shocking liberal BS! Jun 17, 2014 13:19:47 GMT -5
Post by jimbo on Jun 17, 2014 13:19:47 GMT -5
After running up against an alleged state law that sweeps aside parental rights, a Michigan mom is warning parents about the direction health care is headed in America. What's your reaction to a hospital's plan to have "private conversations" with children about sex?Did anybody at hospital question if this was right?Amazed mom couldn't 'opt out' of law that didn't existDo children belong to parents…or the state?It was just a mix-up so no big dealVoteView Results The mother of a 17-year-old daughter was shocked by what she believed to be a foreboding sign of the times when she arrived at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Fearing her parental rights had stealthily been swept out from under her, here's what she had to say: "Let's get one thing straight: no doctor or nurse is going to sequester my children in an exam room and talk to them privately. Period." Arriving at the doctor's office to have her daughter's foot checked out for a recent appointment, Christy Duffy came face-to-face with a sign posted on the receptionist window stating that new laws "require a nurse to have a short 5-minute private conversation with your child." (See below) "I asked if this policy was in effect and if so, how could I opt out," Duffy explained in her blog post. "The receptionist told me it's a new law and there is no opting out." Both sides stood their ground. "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." At this hospital, evidently, parental rights were something that simply weren't tolerated. "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." This message was received with composure, but not compliance. "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." Parents: Beware Duffy then took a moment to warn parents about the direction that health care is heading across America. "Make sure this is crystal clear: what they want to do is talk to your child about sex and drugs (maybe rock and roll – who knows?) without your input," Duffy asserts. "Is it really such a stretch to imagine that a doctor who does not value abstinence before marriage would encourage your daughters – as young as 12! – to receive birth control?" She offered her warning to parents of sons, as well. "Is it really such a stretch to imagine a nurse telling a young boy – because a 12-year-old boy is a BOY – that she will give him condoms so he can be 'safe?'" Duffy adds. "Is this what you want told to your children without the ability to filter the info through your worldview?" Duffy clarifies that she understands there is a time and place for questioning, but that medical professionals should not be given the unconditional right to intervene themselves within family affairs. "Should a doctor ever ask to speak to a child without parental consent?" she poses. "If he/she suspects abuse, then of course. But short of evidence of abuse, a doctor should not need to speak to a child alone." But she makes her position quite clear and has no intention of backing down from her role and right to be the primary protectorate and caregiver of her own children. "I am the Mom," Duffy proclaims. "I will pick who can talk to my kids about sex and drugs. And rock-n-roll, for that matter." Hospital: Um ... our bad Not long after Duffy protested and inquired about the legitimacy of the alleged policy to be implemented on 12- to 17-year-olds, the sign was taken down. Soon afterwards, a representative from the hospital's privacy department told her that an employee had "jumped the gun" by posting the sign, informing her that she didn't have to opt out because no law exists mandating parental consent to a nurse to have a private conversation with her daughter.