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Friday, April 29, 2005No Consent
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Ok this is outrageous. Let me paint you the picture.
Your home waiting for your daughter to come home and when she is late, really late you begin calling friends but no one know were she is. You call the police and later find out she’s been flown out of state to have an abortion.
The parents only found out when they became frantic because their daughter didn't come home one night in March 2003, according to the suit filed by Anchorage attorney Yale Metzger on behalf of the girl and her parents. An older daughter who knew about the abortion told them where she was, the suit says.
Now let’s try to put yourself in these poor girls shoes. You’ve just found out your pregnant, you’re pregnant; you’re scared you don’t know what to do. You don’t think you can go to your parents because you don’t think they’ll understand. Finally your boyfriend’s mom confronts you and asks if you’re pregnant. You’re glad to finally get this off your chest and have someone to talk to.
Your boyfriend, his mom and you go to get prenatal care. The social worker asks you to come back later by yourself. You think noting of it. You confide in her and tell her you’re scared. I mean your 17 no job to speak of. You don’t know how you’re going to raise this baby. That is when the social worker counsels you on pregnancy options i.e. abortion. The next thing you know you’re on a plane headed out of state.
In early March 2003, the girl was 15 weeks pregnant and hadn't told her parents. Her boyfriend's mother asked her whether she was pregnant, and she acknowledged she was. She told the woman she wanted to have the baby and knew her parents would not want her to have an abortion, Metzger said.
I don’t know why this young lady didn’t go to her parents. But I know at least two lives that have been forever changed by this decision. The unborn child, who is now in the loving arms of the Living God, and this young lady who will forever have to live with her choice.
But this quote takes the cake
"We believe we followed good sound medical practice in this case," Jennings said.
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