Alaska Supreme Court ruling
By Joey Tillson
November 05, 2007
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that underage teenage girls
can get abortions without parental consent. Can you believe
I am a mother of two beautiful young girls and the thought of
my children having abortions without my consent from any age
in their adolescent years is just sickening. There are several
contributing factors that I wish to dispute regarding this issue.
The first and most obvious, is unexpected harm to my child.
In the event she were to get an abortion without my consent,
if she were to bleed internally (hemorrage) and I am not aware
of what is going on, she could die trying to hide this from me.
I have always encouraged my children to talk to me but in the
event they choose not to, there is no way for me to protect them
Second, there is far too much unprotected sex as there is. It's
bad enough my children could be exposed to sexually transmitted
diseases because of the lack of sincerity and monogomy of sex
in today's society; having an abortion, too only puts them at
more risk and harm. It's bad enough they get to have privacy
regarding whether they have a sexually transmitted disease but
to also be allowed to keep it a secret regarding the cutting
of a human fetus out of their body, with the possibility of more
harm makes me violently ill that I could not protect them.
Third, as if the government does not have enough control over
many decisions we make in the lives of our children and our own
situations, now they get to be the parent for us and protect?
Do they leave the hospital after my child has an abortion and
make sure they are safe? Do they drive them home and make sure
they take their medications and have the necessary materials
for the bleeding that follows an abortion? Do they provide the
mental health clinician in the event the child does not mentally
get through the thoughts and feelings of having killed their
unborn fetus? No, no, and no. But they certainly expect my
child to behave themselves and arrest them when they break laws
that could be contributed to the mental anguish they will go
through after having an abortion, such as substance abuse.
All they can do is rule in favor of something that could be fatal
to the lives of the children they say they're protecting. They
throw up their hands and say "Deal with what we've done".
What parent deals with things they don't even know anything
about? Is that okay? Does anyone else see the damage this is
going to cause our female youth?
We as a society should do something. Governor Palin, if you
are reading this, can I parttake of this petition to help protect
my children and their friends? Legally, we as parents are responsible
for our children until they're 18. But yet, we don't? How do
we protect our children from themselves and the government decisions
made in error?
About: " Mother of two
beautiful girls, True Alaska, previous healthcare background"
Received November 04, 2007
- Published November 05, 2007
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