Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries in St. Paul, MN reports that St. Paul’s Planned Parenthood violated a state law when it performed an abortion on a 17-year-old girl without parental notification. The parents are suing PP for $50,000.
Planned Parenthood on Trial
Ramsey County District Judge David Higgs agrees with the parents’ complaint. Minnesota is one of 44 states with either a parental notification or consent law. The Minnesota law enacted in 1981 requires an unemancipated minor to notify both parents two days before an abortion, or get a judicial by-pass.
Planned Parenthood claims that the girl was emancipated, though she was still in high school. She was, however, living in an apartment at the time of the abortion. The trial will be conducted in April, 2006.
Coach Ordered Not To Pray Resigns
In East Brunswick, NJ, veteran New Jersey high school football coach Marcus Borden has resigned after being told he could not lead his team in pre-game prayer. The East Brunswick coach says coaches across the state lead prayers before games, but East Brunswick school officials say a coach-led prayer violates the separation of church and state.
A spokesman for the school said the students could pray on their own but that a school representative couldn’t initiate a prayer, including the coach who had led the football program for the past 23 years. Borden who is well liked in town, founded an all-star football charity game that has raised $150,000 for handicapped chldren.
Fifty members of the team have begged him to come back. But Borden, a Catholic, says he made the right decision. We don’t think he did. We think he should have gone right ahead and led the prayer, starting with the sign of the Cross. That’s what we at the League would have done. Then let them try to fire us.
Keep Up the Pressure on American Girl
We have had good response on our announcement that we want American Girl doll company to sever their unholy alliance with Girls Inc., an organization that supports abortion, contraception and lesbianism as part of its policy of educating young girls.
We have done six interviews on this alliance and have some more being lined up for next week. Ann Scheidler is handling these media contacts, having been a storng advocate of American Girl dolls in the past.
That chain of stores, owned by Mattel since 1998, and innocent enough in itself, has decided to give 70% of its earnings for an “I Can” bracelet, and a direct gift of $50,000 to Girls Inc., the pro-abortion organization.
Drop a line and ask American Girl to cut the cord with Girls Inc. Please do it and save us from being forced to organize a national boycott of American Girl Dolls and pickets of their doll stores in Chicago and New York. As they say, the way to be sure evil will triumph is for good people to do nothing. It’s up to you, good people.