FYI, Your Daughter Just Scheduled Your Grandchild’s execution. Thought You Should Know.

As you may have learned on Life of the Party’s Facebook Page, there will be a hearing on Wednesday for the Senate version of the parental notification bill on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 PM. We covered the Washington State Senate’s parental notification bill, SB 5156, a few days ago in a post entitled “Legislative Sleight Of Hand.” I said then that this bill was not all it’s cracked up to be, and I stand by that.

One of the opening lines of SB 5156 states “Immature minors often lack the ability to make fully informed choices that take into account both immediate and long-range consequences” and “The medical, emotional, and psychological consequences of abortion are sometimes serious and can be lasting, particularly when the patient is immature.” This is important, I think. The vast majority of us with young children know full well that our kids don’t always make the best “long-range” decisions. The State further tells us that it’s only “sometimes” that abortions can have “serious” and “lasting” consequences. Most of us would argue that the consequences of murder are always, always lasting. I would say that, in fact, the only way that the emotional and spiritual toll of this horrific act is through the redemption that can only be found in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice and resurrection.

With its judicial bypass clauses, SB 5156 is largely meaningless. If a judge finds “that the pregnant woman is both sufficiently mature and well-informed to decide whether to have an abortion” or “that the notification of a parent or guardian is not in the best interest of the pregnant woman” (“pregnant woman,” who you and I would call “young girl”) the court must issue an order authorizing her to “consent to the performance or inducement of an abortion without the notification of a parent or guardian.”  All a pregnant young girl has to do is walk into her school counselor’s office, Planned Parenthood or any other abortion mill, tell them that she doesn’t want her parents to know that she’s carrying their grandchild and then get taken in front of a pro-abortion judge.  There’s more, but I don’t think that I need to go on.

Even if she doesn’t go the judicial bypass route and everyone obeys this law, there’s still not a single thing her parents can do since we are talking about merely notification, not consent.

Why not just give us a clean parental notification bill with no judicial bypass? Why even make parental notification strictly about abortion? How great would it be to just have a bill that mandates parental CONSENT for any and all medical services and procedures, including prescriptions, birth control, STD testing and treatment and substance abuse treatments? If a child is under the age of majority and un-emancipated, the parents have a right to know everything that’s going on with any and all medical or mental health treatments, right?

This is just another example of “pro-life pragmatism.” Is it well intentioned? Maybe, but it’s also useless. For 40 years we’ve tried to chip away at the legalized murder of pre-born human beings, and for 40 years, we’ve accomplished nothing. We have a great bill, HB 1259, introduced by Representative Jason Overstreet and sponsored by the Freedom Agenda team. As Mrs. McIntyre rightly pointed out, it’s the “The Gold Standard of Pro-Life Bills“. Why even bother messing around with this other stuff if we’ve got this out there? Our goal isn’t to make abortion a little more inconvenient for the abortionist. It isn’t to limit abortion a little. The goal of our struggle to abolish abortion!

If people want to show up to the public hearing on Wednesday for the public hearing on SB 5156, I absolutely encourage it. If you get a chance to testify, talk about the horror of abortion, and how no little girl should have to be pressured by the money grubbing abortion industry into doing something that absolutely will scar her for the rest of her life. Talk about the proper relationship that a little girl should have with her parents. Talk about how much you love your baby girl, and how she feels safe talking to you about anything, even her mistakes. Talk to them about how much support she would have from you, your family and your church if she got pregnant. Tell them that this isn’t nearly good enough. Ask them, instead, to back HB 1259. Let the legislators know that we’re working tirelessly to end abortion for good.

Parental Notification = “Your Daughter Just Scheduled Your Grandchild’s execution.  Thought You Should Know. By the way, there’s nothing you can do to stop it.”

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7 responses to “FYI, Your Daughter Just Scheduled Your Grandchild’s execution. Thought You Should Know.

  1. Ed Mohs

    Is prayer not an effective tool to stop abortion? It is having huge impact nationwide, though you would never know that from media reports.
    http://www.40daysforlife.com

    • R. Clayton Strang

      Mr. Mohs,

      I can do no better that this in answering your question:

      “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.”
      James 5:16-18 (ESV)

  2. Ed, you are absolutely right that prayer has a huge impact and the 40 Days for Life campaign is one of the most effective efforts to be part of in the struggle to end abortion in terms of impacting individuals on their way to having an abortion and raising awareness in local communities. I don’t know what the count is up to on the number of lives saved from abortion as a result of this effort, but I know that there have been MANY.

    We need to pray for all those engaged in the legislative battles too that they will clearly see and follow through on their responsibility to restore the unalienable right to life for every human being from the moment of conception.

  3. Ed Mohs

    Back to the bill itself (SB5156). I have to admit, I did NOT read the bill until Life of the Party pointed out its weakneses. And I must acknowledge, there appears to be more than one weakness in this legislation. Yet, at the same time, I am more inclined to do ALL I (we) can, without getting into battle over which is best, though I understand, that is debate. At this point, I believe, although not perfect,(as humanity is clearly not perfect) I will take notification (SB5156) vs nothing. I will also take Life at Conception (HB1259), over nothing, and of course opposing the Parity Act (SB5009)… realizing advantages/disadvantages between the first two, and whether passage of Parity will actually DO anything, anyway, should it pass.

    In my view, we were all babes at one time, starting out small and then continuing to grow…and I am willing to work for what we can, small or great, or anything in between. Clearly, there are differences of opinion in the “baby step” philosophy. But, we MUST do what we can (especially prayer, sacrifice, and yes, political/legislative work, too. For the legislative process is a tool, a gift, and blessing that we have to advance the cause of Christianity, to advance the cause of ending abortion.

    I will have to locate “Prayer, Education, Politics”, a paper I once wrote.

    Thank you for the discussion on these important pieces of legislation! Praise God, we have strong, faithfilled individuals sponsoring this legislation, and Life of the Party which continues to educate, motivate, and inspire its readers as we seek to end abortion. I pray and hope Life of the Party continues on a positive, educational, and Christ-like path.

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