In the news this weekend:
State may try to stop some families having more children
Some families who have come to the attention of authorities may be stopped from having more children by the Government.
Tolley acknowledged it would be a “huge step” for the state to start telling people that they could not have another child, but said it was “a conversation that New Zealanders, perhaps, need to have”.
Tolley did not rule out limiting or preventing some families from having another child, but said she would wait to see what the panel recommended in December. …
Government mulling ways to stop ‘unfit’ parents reproducing
The Government is considering a range of hard-line measures to try and stop ‘unfit’ parents from having more children.
Bennett: No compulsory contraception for now
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is “a big fan” of long acting contraception for solo mums but says her Government is “not quite” at the stage of making it compulsory.
Are we still “not quite” at the stage of compulsion, or are the Nats going to cross that line? It’s obvious from their record that they have a thoroughly unhealthy obsession with the idea. John Key “thinks” (despite all the evidence to the contrary) that parents on the DPB are “breeding for a business”. That kind of sick and stupid attitude can never be allowed to control reproductive rights.