Pro-life citizens of Virginia are gearing up to defend and secure parental rights.
Virginia State Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, a Democrat, has introduced Senate Bill 21 – a measure that delivers a blow to current pro-life legislation. Olivia Turner of The Virginia Society for Human Life tells OneNewsNow one aspect of the bill clearly shows how out of step the legislative majority is with the people of Virginia.
"One of the things in this bill that Senator Saslaw has introduced would strip out our parental consent law," Turner explains. "The vast majority of Americans overwhelmingly, 85 percent or more, very strongly support the right of parents to know before their minor age daughter is whisked off to an abortion facility."
As far as Sen. Seslaw's law is concerned, the age of the pregnant girl does not matter.
"The reality is that it would ... if it's removed, make it legal for a 12- or 13-year-old to be taken by, say, a predatory person who seduced a teenage girl," the pro-lifer poses. "A person who is not a minor could take that child without her parent's knowledge and get an abortion."
Turner reiterates that the proposal is outside the mindset of most Virginians, and she says it paints a dark scenario. Still, it came as no surprise when pro-abortion Democrats announced last January they were going to do this, and now they have the majority in both houses to accomplish it. Turner says not enough Virginians know that, but there is still time to educate voters and encourage them to rise up and contact their representatives.