Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Asserting your parental authority can get you arrested

14-year-olds can't drink. Can't drive. Can't own guns. Can't get tattoos. But by gosh, if you get in the way of one having an abortion without her parents' consent, you'll be arrested - even if you're her parent!
GRANITE CITY - A Sothern Illinois woman was arrested last week (March 17) after trying to intervene on behalf of her 14-year old daughter's effort to have an abortion. The girl was allegedly taken to an abortion clinic by the mother of the man allegedly to have impregnated the 14-year old.

According to the girl's mother, her 14-year old daughter was called off from school in Madison County by a woman posing as the girl's “grandmother.” The woman took the girl from her home only minutes before the girl’s mother returned home from work.

It was later determined that the woman who had posed as the "grandmother" to the school authorities was the mother of the male who had fathered the unborn child the 14-year old girl was carrying. The age of the male has not been released.

When the parents were notified their pregnant daughter was not at school, they suspected she had been taken to the Hope Abortion Clinic in Granite City. The parents and grandfather were the only persons authorized to request school absence for the fourteen year old female.

“My husband and I rushed to the abortion clinic where we saw our daughter’s name on the roster and the time she had checked in,” the mother said. She then went into the clinic and searched a room filled with young women awaiting abortions but did not see her daughter.

She took a seat near the main desk and said, “I was told I could not prove my daughter was there so I began calling her name. A medical tech at the clinic told me , ‘It’s your daughter’s rights, it’s her body. You have no rights.’”

Like hell she doesn't! Abortion is a MEDICAL PROCEDURE. A minor can't have any other medical procedure performed on her without her parents' consent (unless, of course, it's a life-or-death emergency, which this was not). Ah, but the rules change when it comes to abortion, of course. Typical liberals.

Yep. "It's her body. You have no rights." Well, what else can this girl do with her body without her parents' consent, then? Pretty much anything. And if anyone tries to stop her, they get arrested, right?

Is this the kind of world liberals really want? Apparently so...

Oh, and did you catch this?
The police in the community in which the family lives allegedly told the girl's mom that they couldn't intervene despite her making a charge that her daughter had been raped (by statute) because the charge was stale--7 weeks after the incident.

What a fat load of bull droppings! I seriously doubt (to the point of complete certainty) that the statute of limitations for rape is that short.


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