Smacking defence was used for brain damage:Greens
I have seen some correspondence from the Green Party regarding the section 59 referendum.
If the question asked in the referendum had been “Should a parent be able to avail themselves of a defence of “reasonable force” in the correction of their child in cases where they have caused brain damage to their child” would you have answered “Yes”? Would you seriously want this situation “decriminalised” again? Because that’s what Section 59 was being used for and why police were becoming increasingly reluctant to prosecute serious cases of child assault.
Brain damage. What will the Greens think of next - stab wounds?
Labels: referendum, s59