Right from the middle of Ohio: A state representative will get the opportunity to explain how his bill strengthening reporting requirements for child abuse relates to an Ohio Supreme Court case on abortion. The Supreme Court yesterday allowed Rep. Robert Mecklenborg, R-Cincinnati, to join a case in which Planned Parenthood is accused of ignoring evidence of physical abuse against women visiting its clinics for abortions. The case already has scores of individuals and groups filing friend-of-the-court briefs on both sides.
Mecklenborg added a provision to the domestic-abuse bill to make it easier to sue people who fail to report suspected cases of abuse. The bill, which passed the Senate 33-0 and the House 91-2 last year, also required abortion clinics to post notices that prospective patients can’t be forced to undergo abortions.
Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the parents of a 14-year-old girl who had an abortion at a Cincinnati clinic argued their cases before the Ohio Supreme Court in October. In an unusual move, the court is continuing to accept written briefs from some of the parties. Mecklenborg’s attorneys argued that his bill might relate to the case, and Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer agreed yesterday.
She left a legacy to not be very proud of.
This is pretty close to the same thing that Sebelius shot down in her own state of Kansas. All in the name of PRIVACY.
Since when does a 14 year old girl allowed privacy? Not in my house.
Nor should it be for a minor to get an abortion on demand without the knowledge of a parent or guardian. The argument was this – if it were a law to contact a parent, what if the father/mother was the abuser and/or enabler? Then one is supposed to assume that the minor girl would be abused for telling on them or going to the clinic. But, what is actually happening is that the abuser is usually the one driving the girl to the clinic. Unfortunately, it’s almost always an adult that is responsible.
When these girls go into Planned Parenthood, they are told to lie about the abuser’s age without prompting. There’s been too many instances of underage girls not being reported to the police but it has nothing to do with PRIVACY…it has everything to do with income to the abortion clinic. Money, money, money. That’s all.
Time to be a parent – or in my case, a grandparent.
I see these teen age girls and pre-teen girls, Christian girls from my church, all the time dressing like grown-up women and trying to act like grown-up women instead of being girls. And their mothers encourage it. It’s where it all starts.