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20th-Apr-2005 09:07 pm
check this out. i got it from feminist action group and im passing it along. hope you pass it along too

The Teen Abandonment Act would make it a federal crime for a trusted
adult like an aunt or grandmother to help a young woman cross state lines
to have an abortion in a state that does not require parental
notification. Parental involvement laws stand in the way of young women making
their own decisions about their reproductive lives, and for young women
who choose not to involve their parents and cannot get a state judge to
override the requirement, this law would force them to go it alone.
Write to your representative and ask him or her to vote for young women's
health and safety, and against the Teen Abandonment Act.

Click on this URL to take action now
Felix- to the left
21st-Apr-2005 01:18 am (UTC)

21st-Apr-2005 01:29 am (UTC) - Taking the abortion debate out of it
It figures that the author is a R from Florida.

I know that there are going to be alot of strong feelings about this, but we are talking about the transportation of a minor across state lines for the purpose of undergoing an invasive surgical procedure (as if there was another kind) without the parents knowledge or consent.

I don't want my child to be able to do that. She is a minor, and I have to sign off on everything the doctors do to her.

21st-Apr-2005 01:22 am (UTC)
What a terrible law that promotes a lack of communication between family members and takes away the support unit of a family. Ew.
21st-Apr-2005 02:01 am (UTC)
How does this law do that?

The way I read it, the law enforces family comunication by not allowing the minor child to sneak out behind her parent's backs to get the procedure done.
If anything it seems an attempt by wrongheaded lawmakers to make the structure of the nuclear family stronger.
21st-Apr-2005 02:29 am (UTC)
not everyone goes to their parents, or actually CAN go to their parents. but they do seek the support of the family members around them. i know if i ever needed to do that i wouldnt go to my mom, i would go to my aunt. Believe me a lot of girls would rather get it done unsafely or alone than tell their parents.
21st-Apr-2005 02:35 am (UTC)
I do beleive you.

I have been the alternative to talking to mom more than once.

I think it's really sad that people are so fucked up about sex and it's cosequences that they can't talk to the people who wiped their buts about it.

But I don't see this law stopping anyone from turning to a non-parent family member for support and help, only in turning to that person for a ride to the clinic in the next state.
21st-Apr-2005 02:40 am (UTC)
its really only another way to prevent the possibility of women having a right to choose. this is just another sneaky way to go about it. they are just trying to grab onto whatever they can. its obnoxious and thats all it comes down to
21st-Apr-2005 05:25 am (UTC)
i wonder how many ppl actually will know that law exists!
they rather should spend money on education about sex and pregnancy!
21st-Apr-2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
so very true
25th-Apr-2005 10:57 am (UTC)
it's something i spend a lot of time thinking about.
it's the same with TV and what's real and what not.
A few years back in France there were a couple of 16 years old that raped a 12 year old girl and then said they saw it on TV and tought that women like that.
after that, the French government planed on a new law that forbid any channel but the pay TV ones to air and movie with violence in it. The law was never passed tho. It's the same here, rather spend the money on education parents on how to educate their kids abotu what is real and what is TV than spend money on such a silly idea.
22nd-Apr-2005 12:20 am (UTC)
21st-Apr-2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
I think that if a teenager doesn't feel comfortable talking to their parents then they shold be able to turn to another adult in their family for help. That adult will help the teen and then also help facilitate communication between the parent and the teen. That's how I read it.
22nd-Apr-2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Right, that's what I get from it too.
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