Sometimes there’s no middle ground


Every year in our state government some member of the house puts forth a bill called “parental notification.” This bill, if passed, would force Planned Parenthood and their friends that do similar procedures to notify the parents of these minor girls before an abortion can be given. When this intrusion or assumption of parental rights happened our state government pleaded good intentions, “the girl is afraid to confront her parents about her situation”!

Parents in most families work to instill the moral values in their child, but these agencies do not want the parents involved and our state Sen. Brian Hatfield and representatives Brian Blake and Dean Takko play the part of Pontius Pilate by washing their hands of this gross intrusion of parental rights.

It is not too much to say that the Constitution was made to guard us from our elected officials’ good intentions.

The allegiance of those who represent us should be the people here in the 19th Legislative District and not their fellow senators and representatives in Seattle.

John Kennedy, a former leader of their party, once stated “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral during a moral issue!”

Hugh Fleet

South Bend