The first paragraphs of a 25 July AP story:
In reply to:
A bill that would make it a crime to take a pregnant_girl across state lines for an abortion without her parents' knowledge passed the Senate Tuesday, but vast differences with the House version stood between the measure and President Bush's desk.
The 65-34 vote gave the Senate's approval to the bill, which would make taking a pregnant_girl to another state for the purposes of evading parental notification laws punishable by fines and up to a year in jail.
The girl and her parents would be exempt from prosecution, and the bill contains an exception for abortions performed in this manner when the pregnancy_ posed a threat to the mother's life.
But what about cases like this? [Paraphrased from Miller, "Rocky Adams Stuns Court With New Plea," Idaho Statesman, August 23, 1989; Ensunsa, "Agencies Set Up Adams' Abortion," Idaho Statesman, August 30, 1989; Ensunsa, "Adams Charged With Murder," Idaho Statesman, August 23, 1989]:
In reply to:
Where a pattern of sexual_abuse already exists, parental reactions to a
daughter's pregnancy_ can be even more extreme. One notable example
occurred in Fruitland, Idaho, where 13-year-old Spring Adams became
pregnant_ as a result of sexual_abuse by her father. Although the young
woman decided to have an abortion and arranged for an appointment, she
could not afford either to pay for the procedure or to travel to the
abortion provider, who was more than six hours away in Portland, Oregon.
The local social services agency would have refused to pay for her medical
care because abortions are not covered by medical assistance, even in rape
or incest cases. Two Portland organizations arranged for a free abortion,
a ride to Portland, and a place for Spring to stay overnight. But the
morning before she was to leave for the clinic, Spring's father shot her to
death with a .30 caliber rifle while she lay sleeping_.
[Also see Maggie Boule, "An American Tragedy," Sunday Oregonian, 27 Aug. 1989]
Is this a good thing?