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Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | March 24, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 03/24/2010 6:26:39 PM PDT by topher

Wednesday March 24, 2010


Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me

By Patrick B. Craine

SEATTLE, Washington, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Seattle mother is furious after learning that her 15-year-old daughter was sent by her school's health center for a secret abortion, reports ABC-affiliate KOMO.

The mother, identified only as “Jill,” says her daughter was given a pregnancy test at Ballard High School's Teen Health Center, which came back positive.  Rather than informing the parents, she said, the center gave the girl a pass and put her in a taxi for the abortuary, all during school hours.

"They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility," Jill said.

She added that she had signed a consent form allowing her daughter to be treated at the health center, thinking it covered issues like earaches, sports physicals, or even contraception, but wasn't aware they would be arranging abortions.

"Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion." she said. "Signing this paper makes me feel like my rights were completely stripped away."

T.J. Cosgrove of the King County Health Department, which oversees the center, explained that Washington state does not recognize parents' opinions on such issues.  "At any age in the state of Washington, an individual can consent to a termination of pregnancy," he said.


Contact Information:

Principal Phil Brockman
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-252-1000
Fax: 206-252-1001
E-mail:

URL: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/mar/10032412.html


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: abortion; ballardhighschool; education; moralabsolutes; parentalconsent; prolife; seattle
One of the quirks of living in a super liberal state like Washington.

Children can make the decision about abortion.

In this case, the abortion was free because the child did not tell her parents...

1 posted on 03/24/2010 6:26:40 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Who paid, then?


2 posted on 03/24/2010 6:27:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies. Have a very fruitful day.)
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To: cpforlife.org; Salvation; narses; fatima

Another sad ping this week...


3 posted on 03/24/2010 6:28:45 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Tax-chick

state of WA


4 posted on 03/24/2010 6:29:28 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: topher

Welcome to ObamaWorld.


5 posted on 03/24/2010 6:29:42 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: topher

Leftists are savages.


6 posted on 03/24/2010 6:30:19 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: topher

How and when did the parents find out ???


7 posted on 03/24/2010 6:30:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: topher

in Springfield, MA: they have to send them to Hartford, CT to get around the MA parental notify law.

30 minute ride in car.


8 posted on 03/24/2010 6:30:28 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Tax-chick
Washington taxpayers... I guess it is a school funded abortion. The school said it was free if she did not tell her parents. So I guess even if it was not the school district, it might have been the state that paid for it.

And there may have been Federal Dollars used...

Of course, if Federal Dollars for Education are used for abortions, it is time to have the IRS and other Federal agencies looked into this abuse of taxpayer money...

9 posted on 03/24/2010 6:31:01 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Can you imagine getting the call if something had gone wrong? Imagine expecting your daughter to come home from school and you get call from their “Health Center” instead saying there were “complications” from an abortion.

I hope this mother wins her fight.


10 posted on 03/24/2010 6:31:04 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: topher

This is despicable and sad.

But, there are many states where this is allowed.

Parents, know your states law. Most school districts have legal control over your child the moment you drop them off at school. They have legal custody.

Some sad day, a child will die, and then the school district will be sued to h*ll and back.

Prayers for this family.


11 posted on 03/24/2010 6:31:13 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: topher

This means parents have only financial responsibility as it seems the State can make your child do anything or allow them to do anything all in the name of “schools”.


12 posted on 03/24/2010 6:32:44 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: topher

But, in many places, if that daughter brings an aspirin or OTC to school, she’s in real trouble.


13 posted on 03/24/2010 6:32:51 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Oh, that would be the case in Wa. State unless it has been changed recently.


14 posted on 03/24/2010 6:35:23 PM PDT by luckymom (Forget the baby whales, save the baby humans.)
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To: topher

prayer ping


15 posted on 03/24/2010 6:36:01 PM PDT by taraytarah (Stupak is as Stupak does.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Link to ABC TV KOMO article about this:

Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

There is also FreeRepublic discussion under the FreeRepublic article:

Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

16 posted on 03/24/2010 6:36:02 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

I am not a lawyer but I would think that a State law, that endangered minors and that nullified parental rights, would not be constitutional. Am I wrong?


17 posted on 03/24/2010 6:36:10 PM PDT by etradervic (It's the People's Seat ! http://www.toomeyforsenate.com)
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To: topher
And there may have been Federal Dollars used...

If that school system receives Federal funds, and even a penny of that funding was used to facilitate this abortion, it was a violation of the Hyde Amendment.

18 posted on 03/24/2010 6:39:20 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Will88

Probably the same if it was a birth control pill.


19 posted on 03/24/2010 6:39:41 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: topher; All

This has been the abortion battle always. Judges making law:

In Planned Parenthood of Kansas City v. Ashcroft (1983), the Supreme Court ruled conclusively on the constitutionality of parental consent laws– parental consent was found to be constitutional so long as it also allowed a judicial bypass if such consent could not be acquired.

In Planned Parenthood of S.E. Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992), the Court placed parental involvement firmly within a broader set of legal principles governing a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. Parental involvement, and other regulations, were constitutional so long that they did not place an “undue burden” on a woman’s ability to acquire an abortion.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 6:42:19 PM PDT by donna (SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; topher

Thanks!


21 posted on 03/24/2010 6:42:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies. Have a very fruitful day.)
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To: etradervic
-- I would think that a State law, that endangered minors and that nullified parental rights, would not be constitutional. Am I wrong? --

The judges find it all to be in constitutional order. I looked at the Texas (Jane Doe) cases, and learned what a scumbag Alberto Gonzalez is, based on his rulings as Supreme Court (of Texas) judge. Texas!

I would presume that California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, etc. are even less respectful of "parental rights."

22 posted on 03/24/2010 6:43:11 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: etradervic
I don't know.

But this might come under the heading of child endangerment.

According to Medical Law, a child cannot consent to such a medical procedure -- only the parents. I am studying Practical Nursing, and we covered this recently, as we could be liable if a minor has a medical procedure without the parents consent.

23 posted on 03/24/2010 6:43:24 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Tax-chick
We paid for it.

We paid to execute this little baby in the womb.

We paid for the machine that sucked his tiny body out of what should be the warmest and safest place on earth.

We paid for the scalpel that scraped out a left-behind arm or leg.

And we did nothing to make amends for this little life snuffed out without justifiable cause.

This is who we are - not just in the State of Washington, but as Americans.

Pressing the envelope a little further, I might venture that this is why our nation is in its current state of turmoil and upheaval.

24 posted on 03/24/2010 6:45:31 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: topher

Liberals truly are evil people.


25 posted on 03/24/2010 6:48:25 PM PDT by Minipax
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To: Lexinom

If this was my daughter a Post Term Abortion would have been performed on the Person that Authorized this .


26 posted on 03/24/2010 6:49:55 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: topher
The abortionists and their running dog lackeys have protected themselves with various laws in Washington state.

I'm not sure they've protected themselves against vendetta, but eventually people who pull this sort of thing run up against a humorless nut case ~ and maybe the trigger event has nothing whatsoever to do with abortion.

People are funny ~ power abusers like to argue about parking spaces in grocery store lots.

27 posted on 03/24/2010 6:50:10 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: topher
My first reaction was skepticism.

So I had to confirm it.

Here is a link to the ABC news report (Video did not load).

Seattle Post Intelligencer and Fox News also have the story.

28 posted on 03/24/2010 6:52:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (At least Hitler got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: topher
Children can make the decision about abortion.

To take it further: Children can make the decision about abort(ing children).

29 posted on 03/24/2010 6:54:41 PM PDT by torchthemummy (No Obama: Not Because He's Black But Because He's Red)
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To: Lexinom

You’re right.


30 posted on 03/24/2010 6:54:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies. Have a very fruitful day.)
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To: pabianice

Oh my!
Don’t call them savages!
Don’t you realize that ABORTION is the holiest sacrament of the Looney Left Religion of death?
Hey! I just thought of something!
If gov’t pays for the sacrament of abortion; where’s the separation of church and state? Just askin’.


31 posted on 03/24/2010 6:55:49 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Oberon
"If that school system receives Federal funds, and even a penny of that funding was used to facilitate this abortion, it was a violation of the Hyde Amendment."

Stop! Stop! You're killin" me! Ha! Ha!

Seriously, do you really think that the Abortionist In Chief gives a rat's a$$ about the Hyde Amendment?

32 posted on 03/24/2010 6:55:50 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: eyeamok

If that had been your daughter, that would have been YOUR grandchild they butchered without consulting YOU!


33 posted on 03/24/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Eagles6
Seriously, do you really think that the Abortionist In Chief gives a rat's a$$ about the Hyde Amendment?

No, but somebody could sure make it hot for a local school district. Make 'em lose their federal funding, we could. :D

34 posted on 03/24/2010 6:58:40 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon

I’m with ya, they should go to jail for killing the ladies grandchild but, sadly, it won’t happen.


35 posted on 03/24/2010 7:00:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: topher

***the center gave the girl a pass and put her in a taxi for the abortuary, all during school hours.***

All this from a school that will not allow you to give child an asprin w/o parental consent! Wow!


36 posted on 03/24/2010 7:09:22 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Obama's vision for America...All green shoots and skittles, where pancakes grow on fritter trees.)
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To: Minipax

Evil is on display all around us. It’s time we fight back. Get your kids out of the public school system.


37 posted on 03/24/2010 7:21:45 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: topher

OK...who paid the bill? Doesn’t the school get Federal funds? How do they account for those funds to ensure none of the that federal money supports this type of nanny-state garbage? Short answer: They can’t.


38 posted on 03/24/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: wagglebee; NYer; monkapotamus

You know when I growing up I need my parent permission get my ear pierce at age of 14, go on school trip or activivies or if I got hurt at school the hospital need inform my mom or dad to have operation

Yeah in this f*** up I could have abortion without my parent know about it WTF


39 posted on 03/24/2010 7:40:50 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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Another story about the teenager sent to have an abortion by the school and was instructed not to tell her mother.

40 posted on 03/24/2010 7:46:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: topher

This is happening all over the United States...this is not a unique situation at all. There are millions of mothers out there that have no clue their daughters are doing this.

It happens in Texas also, a conservative state, but the liberals got a stranglehold on the issue and schools are hauling girls off.

Schools are teaching kids to have sex, promoting sex as a natural body function not to be ashamed of, handing out condoms and BC pills and haven’t a clue whether the kids are using them or NOT!

THEN when a girl turns up pregnant they whisk them off to the murdering babies clinic with a promise of don’t ask don’t tell, and it’s free.

The school counselor tells them that the clinic will offer them grief counseling and lots of assistance. But when they get there, they talk to them about 30 minutes and whisk them to an abortion. When it’s all over, they tell them that they don’t do counseling they’ll have to go to the county to get free counseling.

They have no clue what damage they’re doing to that young girl’s psyche, or to the mother/daughter relationship once the parent finds out as they always do, because the girl ends up not being able to handle it on their own.

Never again, can the daughter expect respect from the mother or trust.

This is an abhorrent practice pulled off by these cold-hearted secularists who care nothing about parental relationships and see life as expendable for THEIR purposes.


41 posted on 03/24/2010 8:19:01 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: etradervic

The public schools do not care about ‘parental rights’.

To the educational bureaucracy, ‘parental rights’ are an anachronism to be erased.


42 posted on 03/24/2010 9:10:52 PM PDT by Rich Knight
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To: BradyLS

“Can you imagine getting the call if something had gone wrong?”

There was a case like that in NYC, probably (oh gosh, how long, longer than I want to think) 15 or so years ago (seriously, it could be like 20). I forget the girl’s name, and I don’t really know if the school was involved or if NY had (or has) a parental notification law, but the poor parents got their teenage daughter (and unborn grandchild obviously) back DOA.

They sued and won, that was the part that got it in the news.


43 posted on 03/24/2010 9:14:50 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: topher

I saw the attorney for the school and a lady speaking for the mother of the girl. The attorney read off the wording on the medical care release form and said the mother should have known that contraceptive care included abortions. She goes, “most people I know understand that includes abortions.”

Contraceptive care to me would mean birth control pills or condoms that Pelosi freely wants handed out to save costs for the states. I would never put my child in a schools medical care program but I can understand a single mother struggling that might. If that is the case.

What really galled me was the attorney said, “The mother should be outraged at her 15 yr old daughter having sex and not upset at the school.”

Isn’t it pro abortion groups who say parents should not be told of abortions because the parent may harm the child?

This is where our world is headed. They, (liberal monsters) will harm our children for their goals and then say it is the parents fault. The young girl could have bled to death. She also could have damage where she cannot have a baby later in life. The parent would be oblivious to what was going on. And what about the psychological problems? The parent could help with that if they knew or get the child help.

That being said, it is done here in California. The counselors of the school usually take the child and do not coldly stick them in a taxi cab like they did this girl. It use to hurt my friend who was a counselor at a continuation school that she had to take them. One young girl had 3 abortions before she got out of high school. To this day I can’t get that story out of my head. The system allowed this young girl to have sex with anyone she wants and then abort the babies.

They want control of our children at birth to adult under Obama’s new preschool gvmt center programs. There will be more of this.

In Washington they have also gone the way of Oregon if you seek medical treatment for a possible terminal illness. (They say they follow federal guidelines.) If you request a certain medicine or treatment and it is too expensive, they will send a letter offering to pay for physician asssisted suicide only. Which I am told costs $55.00 for the pills.


44 posted on 03/25/2010 10:43:59 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: topher
Pinged from Terri Dailies


45 posted on 03/28/2010 11:20:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: OafOfOffice

mark.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/88971742.html?

2 comments at bottom

compared to story at http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/24/high-school-teacher-fired-just-because-he-took-students-to-strip-club/ (in comments)


46 posted on 12/07/2013 10:22:19 AM PST by cyn
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