Parents have the right to be consulted when their child is having an abortion procedure

Parents have the right to be consulted when their child is having an abortion procedure

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Precious Mike started this petition to South african Department of Health

According to  Section 28 of Children's Act, 'Child' is a person under the age of 18yrs and is still under the guardianguardianship of his/her parents. Now section 5. (3) of the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act, says a child from the age of 12yrs does not need their parent's consent to have an abortion,  which undermines the right and involveinvolvement of parents in the children's lives.

A 12yrs old child is not mentally mature enough to make such a decision without family support. This Act is unconstitutional as it also interferes with people's right to practice their religious beliefs by not believing in abortion. It interferes in marriages,  as it states that the married woman does not need her husband's consent to have an abortion, but should something go wrong, they will need the husband's consent to perform an operation. 

Children need their parent's protection,  abortion will affect them emotionally,  mentally and spirituaspiritually, its a life altering decision and it needs parental involvement. This Act also protects criminals, should the person be someone who is way older, it is considered statutory rape. This act is not in the wellbeing of the child, as well as the family structure, it devides child from parent.

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