Monday, March 29, 2010

Public Wrong on 15 Yr Old Ballard Abortion

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The Seattle Times' editorial board has quickly risen to the occasion pointing out yesterday that, "Facts threaten to be eclipsed by political grandstanding about choice."

Apparently anyone who expresses opposition to a 15 year old girl getting an abortion while her parents think she is in class is, "grandstanding".

That's called "concern" and "outrage"---the same emotions the Times editorial board publishes when it appears pro-life or pro-family or pro-marriage values may be advanced.

They point out that Washington is one of a handful of states without parental consent or notification laws regarding abortion.

Likely no one doubts the depth of the Time's editorial commitment and activism on behalf of far left ideologies, however to be sure, they write, "Too bad a young girl's mistake is now a volley in debates about choice and parental rights."

Are they suggesting those of us who believe in life and parental rights should sit down and shut up?

Comment of the day:

"Anger at the school district and the health care workers is misdirected. The girl was provided a safe and confidential haven."

Few parents see public schools as a true "safe" haven. With the consistent assault on both parental rights and parental authority and the relentless undermining of traditional values, "safe" may well be in the eye of the beholder.

Be sure, however, it is confidential. Too often what happens in school stays in school.

Therein is the reason for outrage directed toward the public school. Trust has been lost. While the school did not directly administer the abortion, they are seen as a complicit facilitator.

Parents and concerned citizens have come to know that classroom materials, especially sex ed, is dominated by Planned Parenthood and their allies and pro-homosexual advocacy groups and the constant undermining and dismissive attitude toward traditional values specifically abstinence teaching.

However, The Times makes a good point. Perhaps the outrage is misdirected. It should be directed at the lawmakers, often strongly allied with Planned Parenthood and NARAL, who consistently block any and all parental rights and consent legislation.

We have a great opportunity to remove some of these people from office in the upcoming election.

As far left secular politicians begin to lose their jobs or even appear to be strongly challenged, I wonder if The Times editorial board will be "grandstanding" or merely expressing concern?

The present state of our culture provides a unique opportunity. The future is in your hands. Outrage toward the sin of abortion is a righteous response and in the American political system we have a proper way of expressing it.

God help us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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