Government mulling ways to stop 'unfit' parents reproducing

  • Breaking
  • 30/05/2012

The Government is considering a range of hard-line measures to try and stop 'unfit' parents from having more children.

It comes as an inquiry is ordered into the death of a Rotorua two-month-old who was suffocated by his drunk mother.

The mother was sentenced to prison yesterday.

RadioLIVE asked Social Development Minister Paula Bennett whether parents who abuse their kids should be allowed to have more children.

Paula Bennett says she and her colleagues have had enough and are putting together a White Paper on the issue.

“I can tell you that they are completely fed up with these children continuously being born to completely unfit parents. That’s a step that’s right out there, and I can tell you there is certainly discussion going on around it.”


source: newshub archive