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Carol
03-23-2010, 09:19 PM
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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Mother furious after in-school clinic sets up teen's abortion

Source: Komo4news

SEATTLE -- 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.
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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.


Read more: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/88971742.html


I'm for abortion being a choice but this is shocking to me.
She finds this "shocking"? It's what liberals have advocated for over and over again. According to them a 14 year old is old enough to get an abortion-set up by the school, but 19 year old men aren't mature enough to make their own decision to join the military and be deployed to a war zone. They are "boys" you see.

superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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1. Per the article it's legal. I'm just surprised girls can get then through their schools

Edited on Tue Mar-23-10 09:29 PM by superconnected
Or at least the medical facilities on campus can set them up.

"At any age in the state of Washington, an individual can consent to a termination of pregnancy," he said."

And look, it's free if you keep it secret!

"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."

uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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21. The clinic was county health dept only located in the school. Not "through their schools"

No, schools here don't give abortions. However, county health departments have reproductive health care as part of what they do. They have clinics in many schools. I doubt "They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility." Seriously doubt that.

Young women have the right to privacy in their reproductive health care in WA. Of course some agree. They don't think parents have any right to guide their kids, and they don't think that kids that age need someone that loves them to talk to and help them decide.

LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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2. "her daughter, a pro-life advocate" should read "her daughter, who tells her what she wants to hear"No, it's a normal teen age response. Fear of the unknown, fear of rejection-even when there is none and will be none, pressure by the clinic. These people objecting probably take more time picking out a paint color for their dining room than they gave this girl.
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SoapBox (183 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Tue Mar-23-10 09:55 PM
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18. Was the girl bound and gagged? If she is "pro-life" then...

why wasn't she kicking and screaming? How about screaming to the taxi
driver to stop or take her home? Couldn't she jump out of the cab?

...she did NOT want the mother/parents to know. Period.

No one forced her...she asked for help...and the clinic provided.

The mother needs a dose of reality. Your daughter felt that she could not talk to you.

Might I suggest family counseling?

PoliCon
03-23-2010, 10:17 PM
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.


Now see - that's the problem. People do not think these things through. They see something and without checking out all the details they go with it. Why? Because - on the surface, it seems to them like a GREAT idea.

linda22003
03-24-2010, 07:20 AM
I love how the daughter is described as a "pro-life advocate". Lots of people are until it's a question of their OWN abortion. Then it's different. :cool:

noonwitch
03-24-2010, 07:45 AM
When you are the parent of teenagers, you have to read everything they bring home from school very carefully before signing. Also, you have to know the laws of your state about things like consent. Some states have parental consent laws, some don't.