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Require parental consent for all medical treatment for children aged under 16

Submitted by Andrew Clarke on Wednesday 25th August 2021

Published on Monday 6th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 6th March 2022

Current Signatures: 6,372
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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aged ~ Bodies ~ Children ~ Gillick ~ Illness ~ Law ~ Medic ~ Prevent ~ Range ~ Saving ~ testing ~ vaccine ~ Viruses ~ Wide

Petition Action

Require parental consent for all medical treatment for children aged under 16

Petition Details

Currently children can consent to medical treatment without parentsĀ“ knowledge or consent: Case law results eg Gillick Competence Test for minors to get contraception allow them to decide what happens to their bodies; through it they may consent to a wide range of medical treatment, which is wrong.

Additional Information

Contraception alters a natural bodily function for a voluntary act and is an issue aside; medicines, vaccines and other treatments prevent involuntary illness from a malfunction of the body or protect it from foreign elements (bacteria, viruses, irritants etc). Minors may not understand issues such as need, risk, being in trial phases etc: parents must be involved in all circumstances (this does not refer to rapid response situations when life-saving treatment is needed) and that should be law.


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