Wednesday, March 24, 2010

That Was Fast

Wow. Obamacare was signed into law yesterday, and already public schools are helping teen-aged girls to obtain state-funded abortions. Think I'm joking? Check this out (via Drudge): Mother Furious After In-School Clinic Sets Up Teen's Abortion
The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter's abortion during school hours.

The mother, whom KOMO News has chosen to identify only as "Jill," says the clinic kept the information "confidential."

When she signed a consent form, Jill figured it meant her 15 year old could go to the Ballard Teen Health Center located inside the high school for an earache, a sports physical, even birth control, but not for help terminating a pregnancy.

"She took a pregnancy test at school at the teen health center," she said. "Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion."
"We had no idea this was being facilitated on campus," said Jill. "They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility."
Also, the mom says her daughter is "pro-life," which makes me think it's been a few years since mother and daughter discussed the matter.

I'm sure it will be impossible for anyone to get fired for this, but if you need further evidence that American schools have become hopelessly politicized, this is hard to beat. On the one hand, schools have become as lawsuit averse as anyone else, yet this school was willing to take a kid out of school for a secret medical procedure without her parents' knowledge or permission. Can you imagine what would have happened if there were complications during the abortion or in the post-op phase? And, there is absolutely no evidence that there was a problem at home (the dreaded "domestic violence" that abortion proponents always point to when parental consent rules come up for a vote) that would justify the school's taking on the role of a parent in determining the course of a minor's health care.

Needless to say, this would not happen if Republicans had any input (besides paying property tax) in running the schools.

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