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Swedish children could be given compulsory drugs tests

By Alfa · Apr 19, 2007 ·
  1. Alfa
    Swedish children could be given compulsory drugs tests

    The proposal is coming from the country’s Justice Minister, Beatrice Ask, who wants to investigate whether there should be a change in the law to allow under 15s to be checked against their or their parents will.

    The government’s Drugs Commission has previously decided that forcing children to undergo intrusive tests could do more harm than good, but Beatrice Ask says she thinks it is important to help young addicts at an earlier stage and says it is known many start dabbling in drugs when they are 12 or 13 years old.
    The Chairman of Parliament’s Justice Committee, the Social Democrats’ Thomas Bodström, is criticising what he calls a ”populist suggestion, based on ignorance”.

    Source: Radio Sweden

    This is a clear example of how strange the situation seems to be getting in Sweden.


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