Carol Platt Liebau: An Interesting Juxtaposition

Saturday, February 11, 2006

An Interesting Juxtaposition

In a piece today over at California Republica, Dennis Mountjoy discusses a bill that might be instrumental in curbing statutory rape.

Undoubtedly, the people opposing it raise some of the same "privacy" concerns that have informed this case in Kansas.

For my money, minors should have very few rights to "informational privacy" when it comes to sex, especially when they are at such young ages that sex is de facto abuse, or when a crime -- like statutory rape -- is involved. The goal isn't to "control" them, but to protect them from the disastrous consequences that can come from giving too much, too soon, even if the mistake is willingly made.


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