Repeal the Vulnerable Childrens Act & STOP the lawful abduction of newborns.

Repeal the Vulnerable Childrens Act & STOP the lawful abduction of newborns.

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Tamara Karu started this petition to Hon Tracey Martin (Parliament NZ)

The police have a paper authorization them to take your child. An Oranga Tamariki case worker you have never met has written to the family court requesting an uplift order. A judge you have never met decides your child will be safer in the care of the state. Now imagine you have just given birth, unclothed, recovering and in pain from labour, and the police enter the birthroom with a piece of paper. They take your newborn. You are vulnerable and defenceless. This is an uplift of a new born without notice. This happening to 3 Maori women a week since the Vulnerable Act was passed. This racist discriminatory practice needs to STOP! Add to this that "wards of the state" are being harmed at an alarming rate in foster care. This punitive over reaction is an abuse of power. At 17 years old the childs status will change OT is no longer responsible. But the damage is done. Isolated and damaged the future is bleak.

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