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:: Thursday, April 07, 2005 ::

It's Patte time...

"Every week I meet teens who are aborting here in Orlando, Florida. I'll never forget one 16-year-old named Tammy who'd been involved with a 26-year-old man. She came for an abortion saying: "My dad is a police officer. I can't tell him about the pregnancy because my boyfriend will get in even MORE trouble. He's already in jail. I don't want to add to his time."

I have personally witnessed a girl of 11 having a labor and delivery abortion at 5 months and a 15-year-old having a labor and delivery abortion at 38 weeks, which is full term!

We have watched tearfully when mothers tried to stop their daughters from aborting, only to be told that they had to leave the abortion facility, that it was their daughter's "choice".

No, these infants with beating hearts are not "choices" or "decisions" they are people!

The following story from Illinois is a tragedy. Something needs to be done and SOON!

Together we can make a difference! Stand up, Speak up and Never give up until every American child is safe."

Mother arrested for attempting to intervene in her 14-year old's decision to have abortion
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
By Joyce Morrison, Southern IL News Correspondent

(For legal reasons, the names of the family and the 14-year old girl that are the subject of this story have been withheld at this time.)

GRANITE CITY - A Sothern Illinois woman was arrested last week (March 17) after trying to intervene on behalf of her 14-year old daughter's effort to have an abortion. The girl was allegedly taken to an abortion clinic by the mother of the man allegedly to have impregnated the 14-year old.

According to the girl's mother, her 14-year-old daughter was called off from school in Madison County by a woman posing as the girl's grandmother. The woman took the girl from her home only minutes before the girl's mother returned home from work.

It was later determined that the woman who had posed as the "grandmother" to the school authorities was the mother of the male who had fathered the unborn child the 14-year-old girl was carrying. The age of the male has not been released.

When the parents were notified their pregnant daughter was not at school, they suspected she had been taken to the Hope Abortion Clinic in Granite City. The parents and grandfather were the only persons authorized to request school absence for the fourteen-year-old female.

"My husband and I rushed to the abortion clinic where we saw our daughter's name on the roster and the time she had checked in," the mother said. She then went into the clinic and searched a room filled with young women awaiting abortions but did not see her daughter.
She took a seat near the main desk. She said, "I was told I could not prove my daughter was there so I began calling her name. A medical tech at the clinic told me , 'It's your daughter's rights, it's her body. You have no rights.'"

After continuing to call out her daughter's name and telling her "don't do it," authorities were called and the mother was arrested.

The 14-year-old told her mother she could hear her but when she asked employees to give her mother a message, they came back to the room and told her that her mother had left.
Angela Michaels, of Small Victories Ministry, was tipped off as to what was happening at the Hope clinic. According to Michaels, she witnessed police placing the mother's hands behind her back, taking her into custody. As the police were putting the mother in the squad car, she was crying out, "Please, please, help me...my daughter is in there."

Michaels said, "Exactly one hour later at 10:35 a.m., the 14-year-old emerged from the clinic looking disheveled. The 14-year-old told us that employees kept her in a quiet room until the procedure was performed and she was told that her mother had left."

Employees assured this girl on her departure, "No one will ever know you were here, we'll bury your records."

In the meantime, the woman who had taken the girl for the abortion was slipped out the back door of the clinic.

The police in the community in which the family lives allegedly told the girl's mom that they couldn't intervene despite her making a charge that her daughter had been raped (by statute) because the charge was stale--7 weeks after the incident. They did tell the girl's mom that, while she had no right to stop the abortion, she did have a right to go into the clinic and speak to her daughter.

The parents are expected to file charges.

:: ashli 9:20 AM # ::

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