A Birmingham abortion clinic that was targeted in an undercover sting by anti-abortion activists has been put on probation by the state.
State health officials tell The Associated Press that the Planned Parenthood clinic has until next week to present its plan to correct violations involving minors receiving abortions.
Investigators with the department said records at the clinic showed several minors aged 13-15 had received abortions without proper verification of parental consent since November 2008.
Activists with “Live Action,” a California-based anti-abortion group, posed as a pregnant 14-year-old girl who needed a secret abortion. In an audio tape from the visit, an employee allegedly suggests that someone other than a parent or legal guardian could give consent.
The group’s claim last year led Alabama health officials to investigate.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Good! I hope they close it down!
Answer by Sweet_Faith at 7:12 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
Answer by Anouck at 7:13 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
So, a 14-15 child can get pregnant and decide to keep the baby or give the baby up for adoption without consent but she can't decide to have an abortion without consent? Hmmm..double standard.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:17 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
This isn't the first time PP broke the law like this, they do it all the time! As a parent if my minor child goes to the hospital, by law I have to sign all papers for anything. What PP did IS a crime and disgusting!
Answer by Sweet_Faith at 7:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
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