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Another Mother-Child Covenant... BROKEN

September 07

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distraught mother hugging Angela in alley
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mother & Angela hugging & crying
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Angela advising mother of recourse

 

     Just another “killing business as usual” day in Granite City , Illinois as we made our daily trek through the grimy, deteriorating steel mills and their washboard streets. Twelve mothers were already inside. “It’s going to be a busy night,” we thought. We made several rounds talking and offering free resources and other options to the mothers as they pulled onto the lot and walked up to the abortion mill doors.

            I was just catching my breath and re-arranging my literature in my Bible, when a distraught looking woman appeared around the corner. She looked at me and asked, “Are you Angela?” My spirit thought, “Deep breath ...here it comes,” thinking, “I’m going to get socked.” I answered, “Yes.” She then walked over to me in the alley and put her arm around me and began weeping. I held her as she tearfully began sharing another horrible injustice that continues to happen in Granite City .

            Her 15-year-old underage daughter was forced to undergo an abortion the day before without her knowledge or permission. The mother-daughter covenant was broken as Hope abortion mill felt they were better parents and stripped this mother “Tina” of that relationship and assumed her role as guardian for three-four hours the day before. The impregnator was an adult. He committed a crime and no one inside Hope Clinic was about to enforce the mandatory reporting law of sexual abuse. They were there to take the money and get rid of the incriminating evidence.

            We continued to listen and tried to comfort this mother. We advised her of her legal options as she is the responsible party who is paying this daughter’s bills and raising her, but we know the pathetic history of law enforcement enforcing the law when it comes to Hope Clinic. This abortion mill is a child sexual predator’s paradise as they cover-up crimes against children. Recently, we helped catch a child rapist from Arkansas who brought an underage girl to get rid of the incriminating evidence. We exchanged information, prayed, and promised to keep in touch and further help this broken family.

            It’s a shame that parents’ rights continue to be lost in the shuffle. Forget about whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, this isn’t about abortion. How is it that a parent has no right in a major medical decision which involves a serious invasive surgical procedure upon her child?

            As a former school nurse, we are not allowed to dispense a simple aspirin without documentation on record and a phone call informing the parents. A 15-year-old girl cannot receive emergency room treatment for a broken bone or an animal bite until a parent authorizes it. She is considered a minor. She cannot go to the mall and get her ears pierced or embellished with a tattoo without her parent’s permission. She can’t even sit and view an R-rated movie. But at any given day, here in Granite City , Illinois she can walk inside the abortion mill and undergo an abortion, which can have life-threatening complications, without her parent’s consent or knowledge. Is it any wonder why children nowadays have no respect for their parents?

            The Illinois Parental Rights Law of 1995 needs to be implemented and enforced. The statutory rape and mandatory reporting laws need to be enforced. Children need to be protected. Illinois lawmakers need to restore the rights of parents so they have a say if their daughter decides to have an abortion. Our society requires that parents make other medical decisions for their children. Why should abortion be an exception?

            ~Angela

To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them - 
smallvictories@juno.com (email), 618-654-5800 (phone), 
or write them; Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.