Skip to comments.Court Taking Up Abortion Notification (Supreme Court Takes Abortion Case)
Posted on 05/23/2005 8:50:09 AM PDT by Asphalt
click here to read article
If the USSC says that a minor can get an abortion without parental notification, all Hell's gonna break loose.
God help us all if they fark this up.
Totally amazing minors can't get a tooth extracted but can legally get an unwanted human being extracted without parental permission.
Oh, that makes it different. If the child has a serious health problem, by NO means should one inform her parents about it.
(now where was that link to the article about "sarcasm"?)
Isn't the real issue here rape or incest? Is that what 'health problems' is a euphemism for?
Let's see. This court has held one under 18 cannot get the death penalty for anything because of his or her youth. I wonder if age will matter in this case. Should be interesting. If Rehnquist steps down before this one is heard, look for the Mother of All Appointment Battles...
In the main, parents are protectors of their children. Often girls (and I use the term advisedly, but we are talking about minor females here) are brought in for abortions by their adult boyfriends. This is often a part of the continuing pattern of subjugation and manipulation of young girls by older men. It would seem to me that a requirment of parental notification would get the parents, who are naturally protective of their children, involved in a matter where their protection is sorely needed.
Of course there need to be protections and judicial over-ride in cases where the parents are themselves abusive or, worse yet, have fathered the child through incest. But, generally speaking and absent abuse, it is better when parents are involved in the decisions of their children.
I don't see how proponents of abortion can fail to see this point.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Abortion will never be banned in cases where the woman has health problems or "her life is in danger."
Therefore, "if I have this baby I will go into major depression."
"If I have this baby I will kill myself." Just say those magic words and no matter what the restrictions are they will have to perform the abortion.
I agree with you, for me it goes back to the old Hank Williams song.
"Mind your own business and you wont be mindin mine."
How about if parents take some responsability to teach their kids about birth control....
No, "health" is a euphemism for "Pregnancy is a drag, and having a baby would interfere with my social life (education, career, vacation), and I didn't even like the guy."
Hell should have broken loose in 1973, but it didn't. When the courts figured they could get away with murder of babies they knew there was no limits.
Frankly I do not think they would have taken the risk if they did not know the Nixon administration, yes NIXON was not going to do more than make a public but token objection (just for show) and the Congress would not impeach. Sorry folks but I just don't see them doing it without some assurances there.
You sir or madam, are a freakin' idiot.
Yes, that's because a girl under 18 is called just that: a girl. But of course, that's only when the issue is something other than abortion. As the honest, objective AP article above states:
"The New Hampshire law required that a parent or guardian be notified if an abortion was to be done on a woman under 18."
Nice catch. Subtle in their deception, aren't they...