By Peter Bronson
September 27, 2005
LifeNews.com Note: The following article excerpt is form the Cincinnati Enquirer. Peter Bronson is a staff writer from the newspaper.
Public schools require permits, doctor’s permission and written consent from parents to give a Tylenol to a student. It’s much easier for an eighth-grader to get an abortion.
All it took last year for a 14-year-old "Jane Roe" was a cell phone number. A staffer at a local Planned Parenthood clinic called the number and got permission – from a 21-year-old man who was molesting the girl and coerced her into an abortion.
The man, now in prison, pretended to be her father on the phone, then posed as her brother at the clinic. He paid with his credit card, and had the girl injected with Depo-Provera birth control, so he could resume having sex with her three days later.
"Jane Roe presented her school identification card, which showed that she was a junior high school student," a lawsuit by the girl’s parents says. "(He) presented his Ohio driver’s license, which showed that he was 21 years of age and his last name was different than Jane Roe’s. (Planned Parenthood) did not question (either) about the differences in their ages or their different last names."
And that was under Ohio’s parent notification law. State law also requires notice to law enforcement, because a girl 13 or under who seeks an abortion is automatically a victim of rape.
"I believe they took the ostrich approach," said Brian Hurley, the lawyer for Jane Roe’s family. "I think they are doing everything possible to discourage parental consent."
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