Or, The Church, Public School & Abortion
(March 8, 2012) ‘Dr.’ Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity Church, testified at a House hearing on March 8, 2012 against a bill that would make it a federal crime to transport minor girls without parental consent across state lines to get an abortion. Ragsdale cited her vows as an Episcopal priest as the reason why she would “have no choice” but to break the law.
“I always find it a little unnerving when people tell me that to say that, you know, that someone taking a minor child of someone else’s across the state lines to perform – or having surgery performed upon them – that somehow, that it’s unconstitutional to recognize parents’ rights in that regard,” Subcommittee chairman Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said. “It just astonishes me beyond comprehension.”
Comprehension? How can a ‘woman’ take another woman-to-be to have her unborn baby murdered and call it reproductive health care? And besides that, being a SO-CALLED minister that would even for a moment believe that LIFE is that unimportant? I’m glad that God is God and I am not…
(originally writtern 3/25/10) The mother of a 15-year old girl recently discovered that Ballard High School (Seattle, WA) helped her daughter get an abortion and never informed her…..when the 15-year old girl’s pregnancy was confirmed, they counseled her on the options. The mother says they encouraged her to have an abortion and not tell her parents. She claims her daughter was told that if she informed her parents they would have to pay for the abortion, otherwise it’s free….. the girl was called a taxi and transported by herself to a clinic to have her abortion then driven back to finish her school day, officials say that’s not unusual. Read the entire story here.
The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the like believe that it is the right of a MINOR CHILD to have an abortion. Your minor child, my minor child can walk into an abortion clinic and get an abortion without a parent’s consent or knowledge. And let me enlighten you…there are laws in every state that mandate certain attributes to abortion law, such as waiting periods BUT everyone of those fought-for-laws can be overturned on a case by case basis. Do not be deceived: a minor can get an abortion at anytime at any age in any state and you would never ever know.
If this isn’t heinous enough, a person that is a priest of the Episcopal Church has personally helped minor girls to get birth control and abortions without their parent’s knowledge and considers herself a SAVIOR of sorts! Read on:
Katherine Hancock Ragsdale is an Episcopal Priest, an OUTLOUD lesbian and pro-abortion card carrying feminist who served for 17 years (8 as chair) on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She also serves on the board of NARAL: Pro-Choice America, The White House Project and the Progressive Religious Partnership. She has testified before the United States Congress as well as numerous state legislatures, and is a widely sought speaker on public policy issues affecting women, professional ethics, and lesbian/gay rights. She serves as Vicar of St. David’s Church in Pepperell, MA; and is the editor of Boundary Wars: Intimacy and Distance in Healing Relationships.”
From her own testimony to the Senate Committee June 3, 2004: “I recall vividly a day when I left my home near Cambridge, Massachusetts, and drove to one of the economically challenged cities to the north of me to pick up a fifteen-year-old girl and drive her to Boston for an 8 a.m. appointment for an abortion. I didn’t know the girl – I knew her school nurse. The nurse had called me a few days earlier to see if I knew where she might find money to give the girl for bus fare to and cab fare home from the hospital. I was stunned – a fifteen-year-old girl was going to have to get up at the crack of dawn and take multiple buses to the hospital alone? The nurse shared my concern but explained that the girl had no one to turn to. She feared for her safety if her father found out and there was no other relative close enough to help. There was no one to be with her. So I went….Then I took her inside and turned her over to some very kind nurses. I went downstairs to get a couple of prescriptions filled for her. I paid for the prescriptions after I was informed that they’d either need the girl’s father’s signature in order to charge them to his insurance, or the completion of a pile of forms that looked far too complex for any fifteen-year-old to have to deal with.”
If that were my daughter, she’d find herself in prison meeting new and interesting friends.
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