It takes a village to raise a child, but selfish parents will often insist on going it alone and raising their children themselves. It is from these religious fanatics that millions of desperate young girls flee every year; battered, abused and, more often than not, impregnated by their Christian Conservative fathers. With nowhere else to go, they turn to one of the nation’s many Reproductive Rights Centers, holy places where they can find sanctuary from the inhuman monsters who spawned them. Now, evangelical Republicans want to take that safety net away from them. Citing a few rare examples of parents who deeply love their daughters and want to be informed should they undergo any invasive medical procedures, anti-choice extremists in Congress threaten to ruin abortion for everyone.
They are hypocrites to the extreme, hiding behind a nonexistent “Right to Know” to subvert an adolescent girl’s constitutional Right to Choose. A “Right to Know” seems innocuous enough, but what if your precious little angel got knocked up from banging the entire Bob Jones Middle School Bible Club and a Shetland pony for cheap thrills and a tube of Bryl Cream? Would you want to know then? Do you really want to be subjected to that kind of embarrassment? Of course not. That’s why laws against parental notification are so important – they are designed to protect not only children from their parents, but parents from their children.
“Abortion” as some call it, is an important part of a young girl’s transformation into a grown woman. There comes a time when parents must cut the apron strings and “let go” of their baby, so that she may spread her wings as well as her legs. The bill that Bush just crammed through Congress will essentially clip those wings, and brutally saw off both her legs, leaving her a disfigured monstrosity unwanted and unloved by anyone, crawling down the gutter on her bloated belly to the local back-alley abortion clinic to be carved up by a chronic alcoholic with a rusty spatula.
Right-wing polemicists should think about that before weaving any more hyberbolic fairy tales about a parent’s “Right-to-Know”.