New Zealand parents are outraged after learning some schools are helping to keep teenage girls’ abortions a secret, the Sunday Star-Times reports.
One mom is angry that her 16-year-old daughter had a secret abortion allegedly arranged by a school counselor.
"I was horrified. Horrified that she'd had to go through that on her own, and horrified her friends and counselors had felt that she shouldn't talk to us," she told the Star-Times.
The mother learned that the school counselor had taken the girl for a scan and to doctors. “I didn’t know they could do that,” she said. link
In California, we're required to let kids leave school for "medical procedures" and are not allowed to tell their parents they're leaving school. We're forbidden to give them an aspirin if they have a headache, though. And they need a parent's permission before getting a tattoo.