The Wall Street Journal (paper edition, if you can believe it!) had an article in the Personal Journal section talking about medical technology and how it is leaving children out. To give you the basic thought of it, it referenced one medical plan that allowed a mother to look at the immunization records of her two youngest children, send private e-mails to their doctors, and basically see the entire history that they had. For her teenage son, however, she could see no such information, and the system was incapable of letting her see it. The problem? Privacy.
The laws in many states and federally are so messed up that (1) Parents cannot, by default, see their teenage children’s information and (2) a teen cannot sign forms to give their parents information because they are underage. This is not a problem in the paper world, since offices can still flag things as private or not, but it is a problem in the digital medium.
Why is this? Because of abortions. You see, Planned Parenthood and the like know that it could hurt their profits if kids talk with their parents about abortion. The line fed to you is that a person might be abused or mistreated if they tell their parents they have a disease or are pregnant– and that justifies keeping the parents in the dark.
I’ve written here before how we live in a society that believes that children belong to the government and are not gifts from God to their parents, and this is just one more example. We could have had a situation where teens could tell someone that would help them tell their parents and be there when they do it. But no, it’s more important to guarantee that they can make a decision to kill a baby before they can vote for President of the United States, drink alcohol
Had we as a society had the right mindset, this mom would be able to see her son’s information online, until the software gets better or someone fixes this mess, we’re stuck with the unintended consequences.