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Children need protection

We got home yesterday to find Sue Horne’s message on two phones. We were particularly offended because we have no children, are not in her district and are diametrically opposed to her position respecting the school district changing current policy on parental consent for medical appointments.

I was the trial attorney for Child Protective Services for four years. In that position I could see that you can’t know what a child’s family or home life may be like. Forcing a child to get consent may be forcing a child into inaction. That could mean more unwanted pregnancies or the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases or more suicides in teens. We are also on the do not call lists.

Melanie Wellner

Grass Valley

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