Sunday, October 31, 2010

Parents Can't Force Abortion on Pregnant Minor

A Texas court issued a temporary restraining order against the parents of a teenage girl to stop the killing of their unborn grandchild against the will of both the mother and father.

UPDATE 2/21/13: Another Texas teen saved by judge from forced abortion by parents

-- From "Court: Parents can't force teen to terminate" by Brian Fitzpatrick © 2010 WorldNetDaily 10/30/10

The parents of a 16-year-old Texas girl have signed a court order agreeing not to force her to abort her 14-week pregnancy.

Last week, attorneys associated with the Alliance Defense Fund secured a temporary restraining order from a Travis County, Texas, court preventing the parents from ordering their daughter to have an abortion.

Though both the girl and the baby's father want the child, on two separate occasions the girl's parents forced her to go to abortion facilities in the Austin, Texas, area.

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From "Texas Parents Retreat, Won’t Force Daughter to Have Abortion" by Steven Ertelt, 10/29/10

The temporary restraining order the court granted last week prevented the parents from coercing their daughter, but now they have signed a long-term court order prohibiting them from forcing their daughter to have an abortion for the duration of her pregnancy.

The 16-year-old high school student, who is carrying a 14-week-old unborn baby, became more resolute in her decision against having an abortion after she received information from a pro-life prayer worker outside one of the abortion facilities to which her mother took her.

“The right not to have an abortion is protected by law, and this right isn’t relinquished just because someone else considers the child to be an unwanted burden,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. “This situation illustrates what a difference it can make when a woman is more fully informed about the true nature of abortion.”

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