GOP Again Seeks to Prohibit Interstate Abortions

Take special note of this statement:
“Children can’t get their ears pierced in this country without parental consent, but they can get an abortion”.
This is just one argument against abortion that I totally agree with. Abortion is a major surgical process, yet in many states, children can get an abortion without parental consent when they can’t get their ears pierced without it. This defies logic on every level.
Are we, as a nation, so obsessed with giving abortions, that we don’t even possess the most rudimentary logic in regards to this medical process and the need to notify parents and guardians beforehand?
Have we really sunk that low?

( – In a last ditch effort before the upcoming congressional recess, Republican members of the House re-introduced a bill Tuesday to require parental notification for minors seeking abortions out of state.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 34 states have either parental consent or notification laws (Utah has both), but there is no national law prohibiting a minor from traveling from one state where a notification or consent law exists to another state where there is no statute in order to get an abortion.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) called the federal status quo “awful.”
“Children can’t get their ears pierced in this country without parental consent, but they can get an abortion,” he said.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who wrote the bill, initially introduced the legislation in February 2005. It was passed by the House, but died in the Senate.
“We as parents have a right to know what is going on in our daughters’ lives with regard to a potentially life-threatening medical procedure,” Ros-Lehtinen said before reintroducing the “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act” on Tuesday.
She said the bill “seeks to put an end to the abortion clinics and family planning organizations that exploit young, vulnerable girls by luring them to recklessly disobey state laws.”
The bill, she said, “is a vital component towards changing the way abortionists do business and will have significant impact on how abortionists deal with girls seeking an abortion.”
“Protecting young girls from a life-threatening procedure is not something to be compromised,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

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2 Responses to “GOP Again Seeks to Prohibit Interstate Abortions”

  1. Beth says:

    You have to have parental consent for ear piercing, driver’s license, heck, last week I had to sign a paper stating that my child could eat dessert at school, but its okay for a kid to have major surgery (I would say the removal of a human being from your womb is major surgery, wouldnt you?) without a parent even being contacted – that is absurd. Anyone with half a brain can see that it does not make sense, yet it happens everyday without question right here in America. God help us!

  2. Steve says:

    It blows my mind too.

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