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STRASBOURG, France, Sept 25 (LSN) – In an extremist anti-family decision this week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday that a British law under which parents are permitted to use spanking as a form of discipline is illegal.  The case, which threatens the time-tested relationship of parents to their children and which also undermines Britain’s national sovereignty, revolved around a boy who, according to his mother, attempted to stab his younger brother with a knife and as a result was spanked with a cane by his stepfather. CNN reported Wednesday that the European court has ordered Britain to pay $50,400 (US) in damages and legal fees.

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