The Lack of Parental Involvement: Real Consequence

iStock_000029398714LargeThe personal experiences of Dawn Ravenell, Rachel Ely, Myoshi Callahan, Holly Trimble, and Teresa Wibblesman Fangman are a testament to the very real tragedy that a decision made without the benefit of parental involvement can become for a teenager who is confronted with the frightening and stressful fact of an unexpected pregnancy. Their experiences illustrate all too well some of the physical, emotional, and psychological dangers to the adolescent who makes the abortion decision without any parental involvement.

Dawn Ravenell, a 13-year-old girl from Queens, New York, died tragically in 1985 after undergoing a legal abortion. According to the abortion clinic records, Dawn awoke from the anesthesia during the middle of the abortion Continue reading