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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.
Principal Phil Brockman
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Children can make the decision about abortion.
In this case, the abortion was free because the child did not tell her parents...
Who paid, then?
Another sad ping this week...
state of WA
Welcome to ObamaWorld.
Leftists are savages.
How and when did the parents find out ???
in Springfield, MA: they have to send them to Hartford, CT to get around the MA parental notify law.
30 minute ride in car.
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...
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.
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.
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”.
But, in many places, if that daughter brings an aspirin or OTC to school, she’s in real trouble.
Oh, that would be the case in Wa. State unless it has been changed recently.
There is also FreeRepublic discussion under the FreeRepublic article:
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?
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.
Probably the same if it was a birth control pill.
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.