dumping ground for under-age abortion
Chicago Tribune's recent article "States' Laws Clash on Teen
Abortions" quoted representatives from Hope Abortion Clinic in
giving their sugar coated message in response to new legislation in
does not have a law requiring
parents to be notified or give their consent when their young children have
an abortion. Concerned Women for
and other organizations have tried unsuccessfully for years to get a
parental notification law passed in
. Most parents are very surprised when they find their under-age daughter
can have an abortion and they will never be notified.
has a parental notification law
in place for their state but felt the need for further legislation since
many of their teen-agers were going over the state line to the Hope Abortion
for abortions. In September, legislation in
took effect which allowed a lawsuit against anyone who would "cause,
aid or assist" a minor from
to obtain an abortion without parental consent. This law was passed
basically aimed at
and their lack of teen protection.
Abortion clinic was in the news a few months ago for not allowing a mother
to enter the abortion clinic when her 14 year old daughter was taken by the
girl's boyfriend's mother to have an abortion*.
Dynamics has evidence Hope Abortion Clinic, Planned Parenthood, and the
abortion industry as a whole, ignores statutory rape and child abuse
reporting laws. The abortion industry is big business with a
large financial return and they don't turn away paying customers.
Michael, organizer of Small Victories Ministry said, "I beg to differ
with Hope Clinic stats. We actually tally the girls who undergo abortions,
and from what we see, the reason why
abortion rates are somewhat down is due to the fact that more
teens are filling up so many appointment dates that
teens are going elsewhere or having their babies."
from Small Victories stand a daily vigil in the trenches at the clinic
hoping to persuade pregnant young women to keep their babies and to help
them find the resources they need. They prayerfully reach out to families in
their effort to save the babies.
has earned the name as the
"dumping ground" for abortions since surrounding states have laws
in place to protect their youth from this type of abuse.
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