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Maternity services urged to include fathers

Tue 5th June 2007

John Carvel, social affairs editor
Monday June 4, 2007
SocietyGuardian.co.uk

An overhaul of NHS maternity services to stop doctors and midwives treating fathers as irrelevant is proposed today in a report from the charity Fathers Direct.

One Response to “Maternity services urged to include fathers”

  1. Benjamin Easton says:

    James,

    for NZ – if anything of the like is being pushed or necessary here, check out s.15 of the Care of Children Act 2004 on guardianship. From there review all of the laws thereafter that they belong to that status of s.15. Go back to s.15 (ss.1 a) of the act and corellate that to the principal Act. Guardianship is applied parenting. Then go to s.8 which is interpretation and determine what parenting means.

    Then apply that definition to all of the laws and question the states involvement and interaction with parenting; its duties, powers, rights and responsibilities as against to the same “assumptions” made over guardianship.

    Then apply what I suggest that the Maternity services have no legal jurisdiction to anything other for a parent – if that means mother or father – and that the whole cuboodle is some kind of fiction.

    Then apply this to the national problems we have in regard to all issues involving sons and daughters and mothers and fathers and if you can or will give the state the jurisdiction to inflict cruel or severely disproportionatly harsh treatment on a dad.

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