Thursday, April 28, 2005

She probably isn't tall enough to ride the roller coaster at Disneyland

Teen's abortion dispute draws new lines in life debate
A girl who wants an abortion in Florida normally does not need to get permission from her parents or to tell them of her decision.

But the Department of Children & Families is not letting a 13-year-old girl in its custody get an abortion, even though she wants one. That has drawn the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued this week to let the girl make her own decision.

"I hope they move very, very quickly because every day is another day of emotional torment for this child and every day the pregnancy continues, it becomes more dangerous for this child," said Richard Wexler, executive director for the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform.

Apparently the National Coalition for Child "Protection" Reform is more concerned about this child being able to kill her baby than with finding, and prosecuting, the person who raped her. A pregnant 13 year old is prima facie evidence that the crime of rape has been committed because a 13 year old child can't consent to sex.

For the ACLU et al to insist that this child has a "right" to abortion is absurd. She doesn't have the right to drive, smoke, gamble, drink alcohol, or even watch an "R" rated movie. This is obviously a troubled child but the state of Florida, as her legal guardian, is looking out for her best interest and doing the right thing in denying this abortion.

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