Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life Links 3/24/10

A mother in Seattle is upset with her daughter's in-school clinic after the clinic helped her daughter get an abortion during a school day without her knowledge.
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."

Jill says her daughter, a pro-life advocate, was given a pass, put in a taxi and sent off to have an abortion during school hours, all without her family knowing.

"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."

President Obama will sign the executive order on abortion and health care today in a private ceremony with Bart Stupak and other members of Stupak's turncoat alliance in attendance.

In Canada, a motion by the Liberal party to include abortion funding in Canada's G8 initiative to improve the health of women and children in the developing world was defeated.
In a perplexing series of events Tuesday, Ignatieff's party failed to muster enough of its own MPs to pass a Liberal motion demanding the government include the "full range of reproductive health services" in its G8 initiative to improve the health of mothers and children in the developing world.

The Liberal motion did not specifically mention the word "abortion" but its intent was understood. Indeed, Ignatieff at one point during debate railed against "botched procedures" in the backstreets of the developing world.

Dan Sotelo needs to learn how to make an argument. The political science major at the University of Arizona doesn't like a graphic display of abortion images on his campus and the university paper has published his opinion piece. Unfortunately, instead of making an argument against the display, Sotelo's editorial is filled with unsupported assertions like Sotelo's position that the comparison between abortion and other disturbing violations of human rights "lacks validity" and "Just as Howard Stern is dismissed for his shock-jock antics, so too must this display be dismissed" and "The views of the organizers aren’t invalid, but their ends-justify-the-means approach is unnaceptable (sic)."

In the UK, a teenage girl's abortion apparently caused a rift between the families of the girl and her boyfriend which ended in the murder of the boyfriend.
THE abortion of a 17-year-old girl sparked a split between two families which led to murder on Hartlebury Common, near Stourport, a jury heard.

Tracy Carpenter said the girl, who she fostered, had been in “a happy-go-lucky” relationship with Shane Price before she got pregnant.

But after the termination, she claimed Shane’s mother Eileen Price threatened to kill the teenager if she continued her love affair.

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