Parents Kidnap Daughter to Force Abortion
The parents of a pregnant 19-year-old have been arrested after she told police that they kidnapped her and tied and gagged her, and were taking her to New York for a forced abortion.
Authorities in Maine said federal investigators may get involved in the case since it allegedly involved kidnapping someone to take them across a state line.
According to a report in the Manchester Union-Leader, arrested were Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53.
They were arrested by Salem, N.H., police Friday after a 911 call came in to police from the couple's daughter, Katelyn, when she reported she had been kidnapped.
[…] Sgt. Ron Peddle said Katelyn Kampf was found by officers behind the shopping plaza, and her parents were arrested while driving around the parking lot, apparently looking for her. Police said they found duct tape, a .22-caliber rifle and rope in the couple's vehicle.
"No matter what the case is, this is not a rational way to deal with a family issue," Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion told the newspaper.
[…] Authorities reported Katelyn Kampf had been living in Portland with her boyfriend, and when her parents found out about the pregnancy they attacked her, tying her up and bundling her into the car.
[...] According to a report in the Boston Globe, the young woman had red marks left by the duct tape, but no other injuries.
The Globe said she had been attending Boston College, but was forced to move to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where her parents paid for an apartment.
However, authorities said her parents reportedly found out she had quit, and that led them to Maine where they found her with the family of a man they had prohibited her from seeing.
Okay, I can have a lot of sympathy for parents who are at their wit’s end trying to deal with a troublesome daughter, and - reading between the lines - young Ms. Kampf sounds like she might be a handful. Our Beloved-but-Expensive Daughter is a source of great pride to Lovely-and-Faithful Wife and myself, and was a wonderful kid growing up. Even so, there were times when I thought I was going to have to kill her for the good of civilization. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to try to raise one that’s trouble.
Having said that, however, what the heck is this? Your daughter is giving you trouble, and your solution to the problem is to kill her baby? It is an extraordinarily sad commentary on the state of our society when this is the best idea parents can come up with to put their families back in order. Satan must be laughing his head off when a young woman has to call the police to keep her parents from killing her child. I understand why the police and the courts have to be involved now, but what all these people really need is a long set of counseling sessions with a really good priest – and, of course, a lengthy conversation with the Lord of All.
I take a lot of (well deserved, IMHO) shots at the Moslems, but I have to admit that there are pretty good reasons to fear the influence of Western culture. If I were in their place, I wouldn’t want it either.