Will the so-called consensual searches of children below the age of consent by the police stop when Stephen House is gone ?
Or will our GIRFEC children go on being taught they have rights whilst these same rights are ignored by the state ?
"One need go no further than their own statements, such as those cited in Chris Horner`s article "In Gaia We Trust," a 2003 newsletter published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ecologist Lamont Cole said, "To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem. "Regarding the deaths of millions of people because of a worldwide prohibition on DDT spraying, Charles Wurssta of the Environmental Defense Fund said, "This is as good a way to get rid of them as any." Paul Watson, founder of Greenpeace, said, "I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds."
(Part 5 Environment and Health)
"Many of the consequences of having a disabled child are not inevitable and can be counteracted by adequate policy measures. Personal resources and the ability to cope flexibly with problems, together with a favourable environment can prove relevant in providing some feeling of safety and protection. Moreover, the risk and the costs of having a disabled child might be more acceptable to the families if the state were to provide better services and more support to families with disabled children. The promotion of programmes directed at the psychological support of the parents and at improving and managing their emotional resources seem to be a crucial point. "