Good News for Unborn Babies

A bill passed the Senate making it illegal to cross state lines with a pregnant minor in order to obtain an abortion without the parents' knowledge.

Of course, Kennedy weighs in with this stupifying remark:

"Congress ought to have higher priorities than turning grandparents into criminals," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.

By law, schools cannot dispense an Advil without parental consent. A doctor cannot remove a splinter from a child's finger without parental consent. But liberal politicians are against parental consent in the case of an abortion. Of course they have the child's best interest at heart by using extreme examples of parental abuse:

No one knows how many girls get abortions in this way, or who helps them. But Democrats say the policy would be dangerous to pregnant teens who have abusive or neglectful parents by discouraging other people from helping them.
"We're going to sacrifice a lot of girls' lives," said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

The usual hysterics. These same politicians who get their knickers in a knot over the thought of even suggesting abstinence for teens are the very same who have no problem believing teens must abstain from smoking. Legislation has been written in all fifty states banning the sale of cigarettes to minors. But heaven forbid we suggest a teen abstain from sex until marriage. Why it's just not practical!

Senator Coburn, R-Okla, says it just right:

Abstinence is the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy, responded Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

"How many people really think it's in the best interest of young people to be sexually active outside of marriage? Does anything positive ever come from that?" Coburn asked.
Posted by Mutti at July 25, 2006 07:39 PM | TrackBack