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Did DHS pressure teen to get abortion?
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 05/03/2010 | REGINA MEDINA

Posted on 05/03/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

A DEPARTMENT OF Human Services caseworker pressured a pregnant Mayfair teenager to undergo a late-term abortion by threatening to take away either her toddler or her unborn baby if she had the child, according to the teen's foster mother.

The alleged strong-arm tactic happened one day after DHS learned of the pregnancy, when the girl was about 22 weeks pregnant, according to her foster mother and the girl's social worker, Marisol Rivera

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; latetermabortion; prodeath

1 posted on 05/03/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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ping


2 posted on 05/03/2010 7:28:04 AM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: Kid Shelleen

the ‘teenager’ already had a toddler?


3 posted on 05/03/2010 7:28:52 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

So a govt agency pushes for the late term abortion of a baby and your main concern is the age of the mother?


4 posted on 05/03/2010 7:29:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Between September 2006 and March 31, Schwarz said, 335 minors under DHS care became pregnant. Of those, 119 resulted in abortions. Of those abortions, 54 were done by judge's order.

Judge's order? JUDGE'S ORDER? How is that even possible? I thought abortion was between a woman and her doctor and the government was supposed to stay out. Last time I checked, the judiciary was a branch of the government.

5 posted on 05/03/2010 7:37:36 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: driftdiver

not at all, I just woindered why it was ok for teen-mom to have the first kid, but not the second. I’m confused.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 7:38:26 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Tribune7

late term ...


7 posted on 05/03/2010 7:43:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kid Shelleen
DHS = Department of Homeland Security.

HHS = Health and Human Services.

Reporter and editor = dorks.

8 posted on 05/03/2010 7:44:56 AM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Did I miss something about a birth defect that the proborts claim is the “reason” for LTAs? I didn’t read anything about that? Was this just a judge’s whim?


9 posted on 05/03/2010 7:49:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: patriotUSA
DHS = Department of Homeland Security.

At the federal level, that's true. Various states, though, have different names for their Human Services operations. It's quite likely that Pennsylvania calls theirs the Department of Human Services and abbreviates it DHS.

10 posted on 05/03/2010 7:57:37 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob
The story starts, "A DEPARTMENT OF Human Services caseworker . . . so I'm guessing you're right.
11 posted on 05/03/2010 7:59:16 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Brown and the others at that facility are precisely the type of people who need to be taken out and shot.

She is as much a serial killer as John Wayne Gacy. It's just that her victims aren't protected by our disgraceful government.
12 posted on 05/03/2010 8:12:57 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I heard a few stories like this when I volunteered for a crisis pregnancy center in Boston. Some of these workers make a judgement that a girl with a dysfunctional life has no business bringing a baby into it, to make her life even harder and to produce another messed-up generation - so they tighten the screws.

Or such is the story that dysfunctional, manipulative girls sometimes tell. Some of time it is probably true.


13 posted on 05/03/2010 8:18:09 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: mockingbyrd

The judge didn’t order the abortion to be performed, but rather gave permission for the abortion in the absence of the parent’s consent. Abortions typically are between women and their doctors, but inevitably the extension of individual rights to minors is a gray area.


14 posted on 05/03/2010 9:02:10 AM PDT by cvetic
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To: Bob
I suspect you are correct. Thank you.

Reporter and Editor = maybe not dorks.

PatriotUSA = maybe dork.

15 posted on 05/03/2010 9:38:01 AM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: camle

“not at all, I just woindered why it was ok for teen-mom to have the first kid, but not the second. I’m confused.”

Sorry I misunderstood your post then. That part confused me as well.


16 posted on 05/03/2010 10:48:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I damning piece that I am bumping to the frontpage. Read also here:

DHS, Concilio and the full-court press against this story

17 posted on 05/03/2010 12:37:54 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: camle

One of my relatives delivered the 8th child of a 20-year-old welfare mother. No twins, you do the math.


18 posted on 05/03/2010 12:56:53 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: Kid Shelleen
No surprise here! What is amazing is that it actually made the news.
19 posted on 05/03/2010 12:59:39 PM PDT by reader25
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To: Kid Shelleen

But we really shouldn’t call them death panels, right?

A woman’s right to choose? Right?

“Keep Your Laws Off Of My Body”? Right?

The Left are such lying hypocrites.


20 posted on 05/03/2010 1:10:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: nina0113

How many baby daddy’s is that?

I know that I have no kids yet I have to provide several pieces of ID (Including my actual social security card) to the Texas DPS office to get my driver’s license reknewed (deadbeat dad laws).

So how come those chumps get off on not paying for their kids?


21 posted on 05/03/2010 1:13:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: patriotUSA

I’ll go with your original post of “Reporter and editor=dorks.”


22 posted on 05/03/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: mockingbyrd

I’m not ready to believe this without more evidence. If this really is true than we need to start executing judges and politicians. War!


23 posted on 05/03/2010 3:15:34 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: a fool in paradise

Laws only apply to leftists. These power-hungry vermin don’t care about any other body.


24 posted on 05/03/2010 3:18:15 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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