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The following two audio recordings are of a mother and a father who
telephoned in to a popular radio talk show in San Diego, while the
host, Rodger Hedgecock, was discussing the PARENTS’ RIGHT TO
KNOW AND CHILD PROTECTION initiative.
Both the mother’s and the father’s stories reveal the
tragic consequences that can occur when a young girl gets a secret
abortion and her parents are not able to help her when serious
These families’ tragic stories are just two examples of why
the passage of Proposition 85 is so crucial in providing medical and
legal safeguards to young girls who become pregnant and need the care
and concern of a parent. These young girls should not be abandoned to
the lonely dangers of a secret abortion from persons who do not know
them or their families and who will not be present if serious and even
fatal medical, psychological, or emotional complications, including
A Mother’s Testimony
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[Transcription] Roger Hedgecock: Here’s
George. Oh—Georganne—I’m sorry. Georganne in Rancho
Bernardo. Georganne, how are you?
Georganne: I’m fine. I hope I can get
through this. My daughter died five years ago. When she was 15 she had
an abortion without my knowing it. She said she just didn’t want
to hurt her mom and dad. She knew that she had a little boy—that
she aborted a boy. Every day of her life she thought about that
tortured her. She turned to alcohol. She had other health problems,
but eventually she died because of a decision that she made when she
was 15, that I had no control of. I don’t mean this to happen to
other people. This is something I never discussed, but I don’t
want other people—this to happen to other parents. They
need—parents need to know. The few children that have incest, they have
other resources. Parents need to know. I could have raised that child
for her. I’m sorry.
Roger: No, you’re fine, Georganne. Thank you
for calling. Took a lot of courage to do it. I appreciate the
story. I’m kinda choked up just listening to it as I’m
sure everybody listening to it is. Thank you for the call.
Well, the tragedy compounds. That woman lost not only her daughter to
alcoholism but her grandson.
A Father’s Testimony
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[Transcription] (Caller) Bill: Hi Roger, thanks for taking my call.
Roger: Yes Bill.
Bill: As far as safety of the children, I’d
like to answer that lady that just called. My daughter was 15, and she
was in a karate class and ended up getting pregnant by the karate
instructor who was 33. When he found out about it he realized that he
was in deep trouble and told her that if she told anybody, that he
would commit suicide. And he induced her to have an abortion against,
not only what she wanted, but her deep beliefs that abortion was
murder. And it was a couple weeks after the abortion that she took an
overdose, and luckily I came home a lot earlier than I was expected to
come home, and found her and actually took her to the hospital, and
saved her life. She’s 27 now, thank God, and she’s still having
a lot of mental problems about the child that she murdered.
Roger: Hum—what a horrific story. Bill,
thanks for calling and telling it. Wow!