Giving Parents A Break
live in a schizophrenic society. On
one hand, our government, through the supposedly learned men and women
of the U.S. Supreme Court, sanctions the killing of innocent children in
the name of “choice.” On
the other hand, state and federal officials often like to act as
surrogate nannies, trying to tell parents how they should feed, educate,
and raise their children.
week, Washington is debating whether parents have a right to be involved
in their teenage daughters’ lives.
Now, if that daughter goes out with a gang and wrecks the
neighborhood, the parents will be held liable.
Yet, we have to debate whether parents should even know if their
daughters are hiring abortionists to kill their grandchildren.
issue is something called the Child Custody Protection Act.
What it says is this: no
one should be allowed to transport your daughter across state lines for
a secret abortion. Unfortunately,
there are some unscrupulous characters out there—some of them, the
parents of irresponsible boyfriends—who try to circumvent state
parental notice laws on abortion by driving or busing a girl to a state
that has no such law.
you might expect, pro-abortion Democrats are doing their best to try to
weaken not only the legislation, but the relationship between parent and
child. Senator Dianne
Feinstein (D-CA), for instance, thinks grandparents or clergy members
should be able to transport girls out of state for abortions.
Of course, one would have to ask why a grandparent would want
their great-grandchild killed…or why a man or woman of the cloth would
want to sanction child-killing, but we do live in a post-Roe world,
National Right to Life stated, “Among other problems, this means that
anyone designated as ‘clergy’ would be empowered to take a minor
girl out of state for a secret abortion—even if he is the sexual
abuser who impregnated her, even if he is the leader of a dangerous
cult, and even if he is affiliated with an abortion clinic.”
the wake of the well-publicized clergy sex abuse scandal, it’s curious
why any Senator would want to place a loophole in the law that would
give special rights to sex abusers.
But, again, we do live in a post-Roe world, where anything goes.
most likely scenario, though, is that a clergy member who supports NARAL
and Planned Parenthood would run a kind of abortion underground
railroad, recruiting minor girls as clients for the abortion
money-making machine. Since
its founding, Planned Parenthood has attempted to align itself with
clergy—particularly black clergy—in an effort to make its anti-life
message more palpable to church-goers.
Democrats are also pushing the idea that the Child Custody Protection
Act should not apply to any minor who has an abortion “as a result of
a pregnancy caused by an act of incest.”
may sound reasonable enough, but consider this:
an uncle or some other male relative who has gotten a girl
pregnant could transport her to another state for an abortion without
her parents’ knowing it. Again,
another loophole for sex offenders. And I have to wonder, if your teenage
daughter needs my consent to have her belly-button pierced, why
shouldn’t I have some say when she is contemplating undergoing a
procedure that can leave her physically and emotionally scarred for
all, when these oh-so-well-meaning adults take a daughter out of state
to abort her child, the parents will be left to deal with the aftermath:
the daughter’s depression, possible suicide attempts,
promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse, and other problems linked to
abortion. Her parents will
be forced to pay the medical bills, foot the bill for the counseling
sessions, and pay all the other costs associated with post-traumatic
should we just send the bills to Senator Feinstein or Senator Kennedy?