Do sick infants in day-care matter to politicians?
Reformation Testimony Garnet Milne PhD. www.reformationtestimony.org.nz
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Labour’s audacious policy to encourage women out to work and their infants into day-care should receive far more scrutiny from the other political parties. Why have they not come out against these anti-family measures since the research on the harm done to children in day-care is well documented?
Merely prating about their concerns in general terms and then remaining silent will not do. National and United Future should be making the New Zealand public aware of the evils of child day-care based on the hard evidence. Why are they so lazy? Is it because they do not care about children being parked in a health hazard area?
If you were told that if you took your infant to a certain place and that he would have four times the risk of developing serious respiratory illness there, would that not raise questions about the ethics of the Labour party who are quite happy with that scenario, and who encourage mothers to do just that? The Howard Centre in the US cites a recent study (N. Lu et al., "Child day care risks of common infectious diseases revisited," Child: Care, Health & Development 30 (2004): 361-368) which has confirmed the worst fears of those of us who are dismayed at the socialist anti-family policies of Helen and co: “The particular vulnerability of very young day-care children appears most pronounced for Upper Respiratory Illness.
Thus, when looking specifically at children less than eighteen months old, the researchers calculate that day-care children are nearly four times as likely to contract Mild Upper Respiratory Illness than home-care peers (Odds Ratio of 3.61) and are almost three times as likely to contract Severe Upper Respiratory Illness (Odds Ratio of 2.94)”.
New Zealand conditions are analogous to the US and we can expect to see more sick and perhaps dying infants as a result of Labour’s drive to get more women driving trucks; working in factories; firing rifles at Waiouru and getting beaten up on the beat. If only we had an opposition of real men prepared to confront the real issues that face us as a society as a result of a decade of social engineering by politicians opposed to the traditional family structure and the values which once supported the family.