People are far to eager to criticise her parents. They did what they believed was in their daughter's psychological interest at that time and not their cultural, national, religious, political or personal interests (as many parents would). They even admitted that they felt remorse for acting so quickly. How many parents admit fault? There's no reason to turn this into a political rant about liberalism either, as that's not where they were coming from. They were Josie-centred. Nothing could have prepared them for this as expecting parents. Judging by the comments here, I think we need more loyal and open-minded parents like Josie's. Parents who aren't afraid to reject what we perceive as normal for the sake of their child.