Southern Scandal

Recently a woman from Georgia was convicted of a misdemeanor and sentenced to one year in prison for coercing a 16 year old girl to get an abortion, signing parental notifications papers alleging to be the girl’s parent, interfering with parental custody and paying for the abortion.  The girl is her son’s boyfriend and apparently the woman did not want anything to interfere with her son’s future college plans.  The Northside Women’s Clinic reportedly said they would perform the abortion even in the absence of the girl’s parents.  They also took no measures to verify the identity of the woman claiming to be the girl’s parent.  The girl protested against having an abortion, but was threatened with the possibility of never seeing her boyfriend again.  The girl’s true parents were not informed of the abortion until it had already taken place. 

The girl’s parents are confused and infuriated that the woman was only convicted with a misdemeanor.  They are working to get the law changed so future offenders receive harsher punishments.  The parents’ attorney holds the clinic responsible as well because they performed an abortion on a young girl who clearly did not want to abort her child.   

Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, stated “Abortion clinics are in business to make money and the more abortions they perform, the richer everyone involved becomes; everyone, that is, except the woman who’s just had her life shattered and the baby who’s just had their life ended.” 

This statement must hit home for the young girl’s parents.  And according to Janet Morana, also a co-founder of SNMAC, this is not an unusual case! One study reports that 64% of post-abortive women say they were pressured to have an abortion.1 Unfortunately, this Georgia case is only one of many appalling instances of the deception, fraudulence and corruption prevalent in the abortion industry.  

 Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said it all in her statement.  “Abortion is founded upon, maintained by, and promoted with lies.  There are so many lies surrounding the case of this young girl, it’s hard to know where to begin.  Obviously, there’s the falsehood of the boyfriend’s mother pretending to be the pregnant girl’s mother, the fraud of the boyfriend’s mother illegally signing a parental notification form, and the deception of the girl’s unknowing parents, who never knew their grandchild existed until it is too late.  Most of all, there’s the like that the child who was killed by abortion was not really a child.”   

Truth always trumps deceit.

A recent editorial written by a South Dakotan refers to this issue of forced abortions.  Click here to read.

 1. Vincent M. Rue, Priscilla K. Coleman, James J. Roe, David C. Reardon, “Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women,” Medical Science Monitor 2004; 10(10): SR5-16.

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