HYPOTHETICAL Q: It's too long to pose here, so please see below.
PRETEND you are the parent of a 13-year-old girl who has either a terminal disease, or some sort of inoperable tumor that will soon take her life. You are totally devastated, of course, but want to make her final days of life as pleasant as possible, so you tell her that she can have a "wish" of hers granted, and it can be ANYTHING she wants, as long as two conditions are met: (1) It is physically possible and, (2) It is financially affordable. Your daughter tells you that she will carefully think it over, and will let you know when she has made her decision.
A few days later, she astounds you with her "wish." She wants to find out what SEX is like, before she dies, and she has already chosen a boy near her own age, with whom she would like to have sex, "to find out what I would have experienced, and what all the 'talk' is about."
My question is, do you honor your dying daughter's last request, or do you tell her that she can't have her wish?
This question is based on a true story, which happened in the Southern USA. In that situation, the parents of the dying girl granted her wish. (The boy was 15.)
Currently, that story is being written (by myself and some other writers) into a Made-For-TV movie.
So, just how would you react (and what would you do) if it was your own daughter?
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