hummmmm... The fine would go to the fake medical center violating the patient's privacy rights. Not the patient.
if this story is true, then the female in question should report that her privacy rights were violated by this medical center. A nice $250k fine should teach them a lesson well deserved.
|It would be one thing if the pro-lifers were opening up clinics to help young women get free or low-cost prenatal care or even getting them in touch with adoption services, but I do not agree that they should lie and and miss-represent themselves as planned parenthood or some other organization like that. Let alone violate this girl's (and probably many other girls') privacy by tracking her down to her school so they can harass, humiliate, and traumatize her. Giving a girl or woman information about her options should be possible without berating her about how sinful abortions are or showing her horrible pictures of aborted fetuses (although I'm aware that is very difficult to get across to people).
I myself am pro-life (with some exceptions), but what other pro-lifers do in the name of saving lives is unacceptable. This kind of thing, bombing clinics, killing doctors, and all of that just makes the rest of us look like violent nut-bags who think that the end justifies any means. People would be much more sympathetic to the pro-life point of view if the most visible of us didn't portray themselves that way. The majority of us are not like that, but you'd never know it.
Avatar: I also totally agree with you about the morning-after pill. People need to be informed that it works very similarly to regular birth control pills. It stops ovulation--it does not work if ovulation has already happened.
We need to educate both young girls and guys about the need for birth control and protection from STDs. I see too many young people just on this forum that don't even know the first thing about sex or pregnancy. It's ridiculous how ignorant they are! STDs are on the rise in the U.S, some of which were previously way down, like Syphilis (which was almost eradicated in this country). I don't care what some groups say, educating kids about sex will not make them have sex. They will have sex anyway if they are going to have it. The least we can do is make sure they know how to be safe and that they have access to condoms and birth control pills. If we did only that, we wouldn't have so many unplanned pregnancies, abortions, children in poverty, or STDs. Some say that parents should be in charge of teaching their children this stuff, but I would bet that most of them don't know much more than their kids do.
Okay, getting down off my soapbox now.