Scottish Catholic church opposes smacking ban

The Catholic church in Scotland’s opposition to a smacking ban has been met with anger by children’s rights campaigners.

Plans to outlaw the physical punishment of children would “criminalise parents”, one of the church’s top officials is quoted as saying.

He went on to say “it is not the role of the state to interfere” in parenting, apart from in “the most exceptional circumstances”. Read more

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