It would be funny if it were not so dangerous to realize that according to the progressive liberal Democrats, under Obamacare someone up to the age of 26 is considered a child but some honest-to-god children with pre-existing conditions won’t be allowed coverage until 2014. Yet a 15-year old girl, who is unable to drive, drink, vote, or sign a legal contract can give her consent for an abortion without her parents’ knowledge.
The girl attends Ballard High School in Seattle which has a teen health clinic inside. The clinic is run by Swedish Medical Center and administered by the King County Health Department.
According to the girl’s mother, who did not want to give her name, her daughter was given a pregnancy test at the school clinic which was positive. She was then told by the nurse that she could have an abortion at a nearby Planned Parenthood clinic without her parents’ knowledge.
The girl then called a taxi, which picked her up at the school and drove her by herself to Planned Parenthood. The mother says once at the clinic a Planned Parenthood worker discouraged her daughter from informing her parents. She claims the worker told her that if she kept quiet the procedure would be free, but if she told her parents they would have to pay for the abortion.
The mother acknowledges she signed a consent form at the beginning of the school year giving the school permission to administer health care off campus. She assumed that meant in cases of emergency. Nowhere on the form is abortion mentioned.
A King County Health official would not speak about any of the details surrounding the case, but did say that no laws were broken. In Washington State a girl of any age can get an abortion without her parent’s being notified. It’s one of 15 states without either parental consent or parental notification laws.
And some wonder why entitlement mentality derangement syndrome is so pervasive in our society. We let children believe they are mature and experienced enough to make their own, personal decisions like get pregant and abort an unborn baby, yet allow them to demand we continue to take care of them when they become adults and should be taking care of themselves. I see this as a “divide and conquer” strategy of progressives, designed only to destroy the family and I can only imagine the anger and hurt that has occurred within the family in the above story because of this ideology.