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Federal Parental Notification?

Could it be? Could the Federal government actually produce something positive and common-sense for us on the abortion front? According to this AP story the Senate is prepared to pass legislation making it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion except in the case of a life-threatening condition.

Of course, the beloved Sen. Feinstein is opposed saying, “We should not criminalize the grandparents or clergy members to whom a teen in trouble might turn for help.” Naturally. And we shouldn’t criminalize them if they take the child to any other elective surgery which could kill them, right? Wait, that’s already a criminal act.

“This is clearly not an issue divided on pro-life or pro-choice lines,” said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., the bill’s original sponsor. “There is broad and consistent support to preserve the rights of parents.” One step closer, we can pray, to preserving the rights of the unborn (or, in another twist of phrase, the “pre-born”). One hopes the recent decision by the Supreme Court to not rule against the New Hampshire parental notification law had some positive bearing on this measure.

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