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Family, Faith and Favorite Things
In Jan. 22 Issue
News-Register
By Linda Stephens

Favorite Thing: Vests. I love to wear vests. David bought me a pretty hunter green fleece one for Christmas that I've worn frequently. Last week I got lucky and found a black and white vest I really like.

 "Out of state girls can get Ky. Abortions." This was the headline of the Courier Journal on Sunday January 16, 2011. I couldn't believe this when I read it. It's horrible that abortion is available for Kentucky girls, but now minors from other states can ask Kentucky judges for permission to have abortions without their parents's knowledge or consent. As ruled by a state appeals court. The majority said it was compelled to make the ruling despite "significant reservations" about letting Kentucky judges make such important decisions about girls from other states. Thanks to a U.S Supreme Court ruling, states that require parental consent for abortion must allow an exception in which minors can petition a judge to make the decision on their own, without their parent's permission. (Now, isn't that a convenient loop hole?)

Pro-abortion groups are for this. The ACLU's director of their Reproductive Freedom Project said " We feel regardless of residency all teenagers should be able to use the court system in Kentucky to access judicial by-pass." And ultimately get an abortion in Kentucky.

In a dissent, Judge Joy Moore of Burlington gave the right answer. She said "Kentucky judges have no business in making any decision regarding a minor from another state seeking an abortion without parental consent." Amen to that.

Get this: The petitioner was a girl from Indiana. Her name was not released. Only her initials were used. No matter that Indiana has a nearly identical bypass procedure and no reason was given why the girl did not use it instead of traveling to Kentucky.

I'm not a betting woman, but I'm betting one or more pro-abortion groups were behind all of this. They wanted to get a ruling from Kentucky judges, so another opportunity for abortion would be available to minors without their parents consent. If they can't get an abortion for a minor in Indiana, Ohio or another surrounding state, they can now come to Kentucky. It's probably been "in the works" for awhile.

Chief Judge Jeff Taylor of Owensboro and Judge Michelle Keller of Covington said it was a difficult decision because Kentucky's law says" every minor has the right of access to a bypass hearing…" and says nothing about it being limited to resident. Well, it wouldn't have been a difficult decision for me. I would have agreed with Judge Moore…."Kentucky judges have no business in making any decision regarding a minor from another state seeking an abortion without parental consent." End of story. If you are a minor from another state seeking an abortion, go back home.

A minor can't get their tonsils removed or a broken arm set without parental consent. Yet, a minor girl can get an abortion, killing her unborn baby without her parents, the grand parents of her child, knowing about it. Now if that isn't warped thinking, I don't know what is.

In last week's column I shared about Nancy and David Guthrie and their heartbreaking loss of two babies born with a rare metabolic disorder. When their first baby was born, they were unaware they were both carriers of the recessive gene for the syndrome. Their second baby was born after David had a vasectomy. Many couples would believe they "had a right to terminate the pregnancy through abortion" because, after all they had done everything they could to prevent another child being born with Zellweger's syndrome." Nancy and David chose life for baby Gabriel, who lived 183 days.

God has taken the worst thing that has ever happened to Nancy and her husband and used it for His good. Nancy has become an unofficial spokesperson for finding God's hope in the midst of suffering. She now has a writing, speaking and teaching ministry. Her first book "Holding onto Hope" was released in 2002. Many parents who have lost children have found comfort in reading her book. The Guthrie's have had many opportunities to pass this hope from God onto others. They have emerged through their suffering with a joy for life and a passion for God. They are living examples of the truth of God's word…... "For nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37, Mark 10:27)

When we chose God's way, and line our lives up with His word, He takes the hardships and tough times and makes good come out of them. Nancy and David Guthrie chose life for their baby Gabriel and God honored their choice. Nancy's website is nancyguthrie.com

In closing, many thanks for reading my column. Remember this Sunday, January 23, 2011 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. May the Lord bless you and keep you and your loved ones this week. Till next week.

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