Skip to comments.Spin: NARAL dubs parental consent abortion bill the ‘Arrest Grandma’ act
Posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by Morgana
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) The nations top abortion lobby has attacked a federal bill that would ban secret abortions on minors whisked across state lines to avoid parental consent or notification laws, nicknaming it the arrest grandma act.
The abortion group slammed the measure for preventing loving relatives other than a girls parents, or a member of the clergy, from helping girls get interstate abortions.
The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), H.R. 2299, would make it illegal to transport a minor across a state line in circumvention of a state law requiring parental involvement. It mandates that abortionists comply with parental consent laws in the minors home state, by giving notice or obtaining consent for the abortion from the minors parents.
CIANA passed the House Judiciary Committee last month.
In an email Tuesday, NARAL leader Nancy Keenan urged supporters to urge House leaders to vote against the arrest grandma act, and questioned, Shouldnt a teen in this situation get all the family and community support that she needs especially if she chooses abortion?
Isnt this what family values is all about? she asked.
Parental notification laws for minors obtaining abortions are among the most popular pro-life laws in America, with national opinion polls finding 70% in favor. Over 30 U.S. states have enacted such laws. By way of comparison, in states where minors can obtain an abortion without parental consent, almost all require the consent of a parent or legal guardian for the same minor to receive a tattoo.
Parental consent laws are typically billed as a way to protect underage girls from being taken advantage of by sexual predators, who otherwise would be able to bring their underage victim in for a secret abortion to hide their crime in the case of pregnancy.
In opening remarks at CIANAs markup last month, Rep. Trent Franks (R-TX) said the widespread enactment of such laws has made it clear thorugh leg that parents have a right to know whether their daughters are trying to undergo abortions.
Parents play a critical role in the well being of their daughter, particularly in the abortion context, he said.
Teresa Collett, a Professor of Law at University of St. Thomas School of Law, recently observed, There is no other elective surgery that minors can obtain while keeping their parents in the dark, and the controversy surrounding this Act shows just how severely the judicial creation of abortion rights has distorted American law.
“or a member of the clergy, from helping girls get interstate abortions. “
I dubbed NARAL the lesbian, baby killers a long time ago.
I’m OK with arresting any grandmother who takes a granddaughter for an abortion.
That’s like saying that only a Pizza Hut employee may approve a Dominos order. You know what the answer is gonna be.
Why "clergy" IDK but the fact is there are many so-called "clergy" who see no problem with helping a teenager kill her child. The Epsicopal Church eg deems "abortion is a blessing."
Why "clergy" IDK but the fact is there are many so-called "clergy" who see no problem with helping a teenager kill her child. The Episcopal Church eg deems "abortion is a blessing."
or a member of the clergy, from helping girls get interstate abortions.
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“Why “clergy” IDK but the fact is there are many so-called “clergy” who see no problem with helping a teenager kill her child. The Epsicopal Church eg deems “abortion is a blessing.” “
I had posted some “pro life” flyers in a local Episcopal church. The flyers were about a Women’s center that was an alternative to abortion. One lady said I could not post those because “this church does not support or condone abortion” Although she went out of her way to tell me she was not a church member just helped out in the food bank. I had forgotten about that Episcopal Priestess and her “abortion” sermon. I have come to the conclusion that the local Episcopal church is NOT a church but a social services organization.
I did that quote wrong..... they said “they neither support or condemn abortions" They don't take a stand on it in other words...
It makes me wonder how many other scared, irrational girls make bad decisions they later regret, when if they just talked to their parents they might find out that there are alternatives and the parents are not going to disown them. I am in favor of parental notification requirements.
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Well if parents are going to be held legally responsible for their kids when they break the law, then they are legally responsible for them ALL THE TIME. Nobody else can do something to their kids if they don’t want it done.
Should be parental consent. And there should be father-of-the-baby consent requirements also.
Most of the “Fathers” are Adult Men who want the underage girl to get an Abortion without the Parent's knowledge.
It eliminates the “Statutory Rape” problem, if you know what I mean.