North Carolina bill requiring teens to get notarized parental permission for medical and mental health care including STD testing heads to house floor
Raleigh, N.C. (WRAL) — North Carolina could be on the verge of implementing the nation’s strictest law on medical care for teenagers.
House Bill 693 would require notarized written approval from a parent before a doctor or other provider could diagnose, treat or even counsel anyone under 18 for mental health or substance abuse. Parental approval would also be required for contraception, pregnancy care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
North Carolina would be the only state in the nation to require parental consent for STD testing.
Sponsor Rep. Chris Whitmire, R-Transylvania, says the bill “strengthens parental rights in their determination of what’s appropriate in terms of their child’s medical needs.”
Whitmire said that, if a minor needs mental health, substance abuse, STD or contraceptive care, “it reflects a risky behavior that goes down a primrose path that yields these outcomes. It’s very behavioral related.”
So, now teens who are at risk of or think they may have an STD won’t get tested, are these fucksticks TRYING to make North Carolina the STD capital of the US?
Because that’s what’s going to happen if this bill passes.
Children with abusive parents will have no safe way of seeking help with mental health issues related to that abuse.
This is so fucked up on so many levels, way to go North Carolina GOP, small government, huh?
ew, home state, stop disappointing me.
Farm land around our school.
Can it be March already? Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem with Matrimony, Coheed and Cambria, Minus the Bear + Circa Survive…. We’re ready. (at The Fillmore Charlotte)
Got my tickets to all of it!
so sad i’m missing Coheed!
I love you, but I’ve got to see some other things too.
#uptownCharlotte (at Amos’ Southend)
Taken with Instagram at Lunchbox Records
Upcoming shows around the Charlotte area:
11: Scream Like You Mean It Tour @ Amos’ Southend [Charlotte, NC] [with: Attack Attack!, We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, Oceano, Like Moths To Flames, Close To Home, Impending Doom, Woe, Is Me, Abandon All Ships, Secrets, Volumes, For All Those Sleeping, The Chariot, Glass Cloud, At The Skylines, In Fear and Faith, Hands Like Houses]
3: Cannibal Corpse and Between The Buried And Me @ Amos’ Southend [Charlotte, NC] [with: The Faceless Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, GoatWhore, Exhumed, Cerebral Bore]
North Carolina’s official GOP platform says government should be able to discriminate against gays: “We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.”
Emboldened by a recently enacted constitutional amendment prohibiting civil unions and same-sex marriage, North Carolina’s Republican party adopted a platform yesterday that condones discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation.” The platform’s Article Ill: Individual Liberty states:
Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.
The document also argues that “The ideal environment for raising children is a two-parent family with a mother and father who are married and committed to that life-long relationship” and opposes “adoption by same sex couples.”
Currently, the state does not have a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Really? They really want this to be a thing? Ok, so when are they going to stop collecting taxes from homosexuals? Clearly they’re not entitled to the same representation and rights as other taxpaying citizens, so their money should also be of no use. Right? Un-freaking-believable.
Clergy Rebukes Media for Asking Wrong Questions About Amendment One (by ShotWhoAuthor)
i wholeheartedly agree with all the “mmm”-ers and “my my”-ers and “uh”-ers in this video.
obsessed with this place! (Taken with Instagram at Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co.)
edit: this is at Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co. in Asheville, NC
[kind of a pretentious name, amirite? haha just kidding.]
they’re like $35 here but you can buy them for $12 a few blocks away at some coffee shop near a huge sculpture of an iron. #vague
these bathrooms are cray! (Taken with Instagram at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company)