Parent/Child Confidential Status Bill

NPR's Tovia Smith reports that Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill that would prevent parents from testifying in court against their children. The legislation would give the parent-child relationship the same confidential or privileged status as that between a husband and wife or a patient and their doctor.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: