Planned Parenthood Backs Parental Consent at Rally, Not for Abortions

State   |   Mike Spence   |   May 5, 2011   |   1:08PM   |   Sacramento, CA

This is not a joke. The California Affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion chain demand parental consent.
I know what you are thinking. Didn’t Planned Parenthood spend millions of dollars to stop several parental involvement laws for minors getting abortions? Didn’t Planned Parenthood support efforts to let kids  from 12 on up make their own medical decisions about mental health and contraception? Doesn’t Planned Parenthood lobby against ANY effort to let parents know if their kid is getting an abortion?

The answer is of course yes to all those questions.

Planned Parenthood still believes that young girls can get abortions without ever informing their parents. Never mind the complications that can severely harm or even kill them. Let alone the fact they may never address the underlying issues that resulted in a 12 year old getting an abortion.
See, today is Teen Capitol Day in Sacramento. Planned Parenthood is taking kids out of school to meet lawmakers and lobby on bills. Today AB 1306 by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is being heard in health committee. It would require a flyer with the 800 number used by victims of human trafficking to get help. Planned Parenthood is against that bill of course. They may be lobbying on that.
No parental consent, no Lobby Day
I understand where Planned Parenthood must be coming from. Spending a day lobbying in Sacramento and meeting lawmakers is clearly more dangerous than a medical operation that takes the life of an unborn baby and could lead to serious complications including death for the teen mother.
Clearly parents have to consent to lobby day but not the other. Note: Mike Spence is Past President of the California Republican Assembly and completed three terms as a board member of the California Republican Party.