The blog at First Things gets it right. In modern America, abortion matters. Often, it surpasses other rights. After all, the act of an abortion grants an ugly spiritual power to certain groups in our society and in the end, it “matters more than anything else.” Our society is disordered and the logic is twisted into nonsense, when it permits the killing of kids in the womb and justifies it through politics. In fact, lesser crimes like lying and cheating, and denying the rights of a parent become easy.
For instance, as First Things reports in its blog about a 15 year-old pregnant girl that attends a public school and goes to the local school medical clinic. In the case reported, the local school district cooperated with the minor’s abortion without a parent’s consent.
Ironically, what if the pregnant youth, while being transported to the abortion office, had a headache and requests the school nurse for a pain reliever? Imagine it for a moment, during transport, while attending the pregnant child, the school nurse calls the mother and asks permission to administer aspirin to the minor child? That is required by law. Yet, with great irony, the school nurse is not obligated to inform the mother or obtain the mother’s permission for the girl to commit an abortion.
This is absolute objective nonsense. Yet, that is the state of the law in some states in America! When human law abandons the concept that each and every human person has human dignity with the right to make choices and live in dignity, this is the kind of twisted mess that results.
With further irony, what happens if the provider botches the abortion that requires immediate hospital treatment? The girl will be transported to the local hospital via ambulance and, guess what, absent an emergency the hospital would have to call a parent for permission to medically treat the child! Also, regardless of what happens at the hospital, who is responsible for the hospital bills and ambulance? The parents.
Only a pretzel could do better.