A letter sent to a 13-year-old girl offering her a free cervical cancer vaccine has outraged her mother, who accuses health authorities of going behind parents' backs.Click through for the whole article.
Rangiora mother Nancye Price said the letter from her family's medical practice was addressed to her daughter, Hannah, who has just turned 13.
"She just twisted her face up and handed me the letter saying, 'I don't know what they want."'
Mrs Price said the unsigned letter included no information about the Gardasil vaccine, except the fact it was free.
"It was like they were inviting kids in for a lollipop," she said.
"My concern is they have bypassed parental consent. They don't know anything about our family or our children or our lifestyle."
Found via Family First who are of course quoted within it, and predictably manage to shoehorn in a swipe at abortion rights too.