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Think about it. Imagine you have an 11 year old daughter. Your 11 year old daughter has been raped by her 17 year old boyfriend. You’d want to know, right? But instead of going to you, your daughter goes to Planned Parenthood and tells them instead. They, in turn, do not notify you. Afterall, why worry about a silly thing such as parental rights when you’ve got Planned Parenthood Golden Gate? From their “Shared stories” section:
I was raped at 11, by my 17 year old boyfriend. I chose not to tell my parents because I didn’t think their involvement would help, that was the right choice for me. Planned Parethood helped me deal with the aftermath of the rape allowing me to deal and cope as best as I could in my own way. I was 14 when I decided to start having sex, the day I made that choice I made an appointment to get birth control pills. I’m 17 now, I’ve been with my current boyfriend for about two years. During that time i’ve been HIV and STD tested four times. Right now I’m sitting in the waiting room while my boyfriend gets the results for his HIV test. We love each other so we’re responsible and Planned Parenthood helps us to do that.
- name withheld –
I found the link above via a post by Rob at Say Anything. Apparently due to the attention that story has rec’d from the blogosphere, Planned Parenthood has taken down that particular ‘shared story.’ I wonder why?
Matt Margolis at GOP Bloggers writes:
As if it’s not bad enough that parents rights are being attacked by organizations like Planned Parenthood in regards to abortion and parental consent for minors, but now we learn they’re also protecting rapists by not reporting the crime to the authorities, and once again denying parents their rights, as parents, to know when their minor child has been the victim of a sex crime.
Exactly. And it’s downright shameful. Isn’t it interesting how Planned Parenthood is supposedly all about providing information about ‘safe sex’ to young folks, but once those young folks become parents, Planned Parenthood doesn’t support their (or an adult parent’s) right to know what decisions their child makes without their knowledge once they start having sex and/or sex is forced upon that child?
ST reader Dana R. Pico has a good post up about this as well.
(Cross-posted at California Conservative)
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