Here is a few excerpt’s of an article that really brought up some questions for me. The article is By Dustin Hurst / September 19, 2012 / Montana Watchdog
Bullock: Some young women don’t enjoy stable homes.
Bullock’s opponent, former Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Hill, offered the opposite view, telling onlookers during Tuesday night’s debate at Helena Middle School that parents should grant permission for their underage daughters — younger than 18 — to get abortions.
The question, posed by debate moderators, touched on Legislative Referendum 120, up for a vote in November. If Montanans approve it, state law would ban doctors from performing abortions on underage girls without parental consent.
Bullock says he’s monitored a number of incest cases across the state in his capacity as attorney general.
“We need to make sure these women are protected, can get health care and don’t have to worry about the ramification of dealing with that father — or mother,” Bullock said, winning garish applause from some in the audience.
The measure’s language outlines that young women suspected to be victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse may petition the court for a waiver, ensuring an abortion could be obtained without parental consent if extenuating circumstances necessitate it.
Bullock’s campaign did not respond to inquiries about his skipping the measure’s exception language.
Hill, on the other hand, stands firmly against teen abortion without parental authorization. He believes parents should be involved in such life-altering decisions.
“You can’t give a child an aspirin in school, but you can refer people to have an abortion without parental consent today, and that’s wrong,” Hill told the crowd.
“A girl of any age, even 12 or 13, can get an abortion in Montana without a parent ever knowing about it,” “It’s not an abortion issue for me, it’s the right to be a parent,” he said. “Voters in Montana should have that right to at least be notified before their child has a major surgery.” State Rep. Jerry Bennett, R-Libby
Why wasn’t a question asked at this debate. How many teenagers are asking for an abortion without their parents consent due to incest?
I find it hard to believe that this measure is the majority of cases. If there are that many incest abortions actually from incest than Montana is pretty sick. We have a state full of Montana Cowboy Sex Offenders and Daughters Pregnant from Incest. No wonder America is looking at Montana like the scum that is dragged up from cleaning the septic tank. There are Montanans that are only worried about being the laughing stock to the rest of the nation but I guess no one cares if Montanans are made too look like seedy, inbred vermin.
So, is this a front used to allow other underage girls to get an abortion without parental consent or knowledge?
If a female concocts a story so she can have an abortion without her parents knowing so she won’t get in trouble with her parents for having underage sex. And Steve Bullock is all for underage girls, under the age of 18, being allowed to get an abortion without parental consent or knowledge. What happens if a young girl suffers medical consequences and the parents do not know? What happens if she can’t get back to the doctor afterwards and something happens to her? In a police state who would be arrested? Will Steve Bullock come back on the parents then and say it was child abuse? I have seen how the DOJ operates here in the state and this really concerns me. The parents should at least know. This is not saying “No, you cannot have an abortion.” This is saying “The parents are taken out of the picture all together.” Who is raising the Montana children? The parents, Steve Bullock, or the state of Montana? If something horrible happens to this young girl due to an abortion can the parents have someone in the state charged?
Montana officials seem to want control but not take any responsibility themselves. Montana citizens do you really trust after reading all of the articles that somehow this won’t backfire on you? Especially when jail and prison is about business to them? They are going to be looking for as many things possible to trip Montanans up on. I’m amazed at all of the consensual sex between boyfriends and girlfriends and where they have locked up so many young men and then have them labeled as a sex offender. Only later for some of these same couples that end up getting married where the husband is still required to register as a sex offender. They promote sex and abortions without parents knowledge. But they also arrest these young men for having sex. Montana officials have figured their way into every square inch of your life. Just sit down and really think about it.