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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another Proof That Choice Isn't Always Choice, It Is Coercion

I am a bit surprized, but relieved, that Planned Parenthood didn't abet her parents in forcing her to have an abortion. I say that because it isn't clear if they actually got her inside the PP clinic. I suspect they didn't & that is why she wasn't forced to go through with it. Given PP's track record, you can be sure they would have ignored the girl's wishes & abort the child instead. But for whatever reason the 16 year old girl wasn't forced to go through with the abortion. I pray that the courts will issue the temporary injunction.
What we see is just another in a long line of examples that prove that, despite Pro-abort claims to the contrary, abortion isn't a woman's choice.
You can be sure that the parents will continue to exert pressure on her even with the court order. I suspect her parents will also do everything they can to keep her from getting help from Pro-life sources including a crisis pregnancy center. & you can be sure that any injunction will be ignored if they do get her into a clinic.
I also have to applaud the father of the unborn child for refusing to condone the abortion. It sounds like he is willing to take his paternal responsibilities seriously. I have no idea what would be best for the unborn child, the parents keeping the child or putting it up for adoption. This is where CPCs provide an invaluable service. They would be able to help the parents decide what is best for the child. & either of those options are better than the death sentence the abortion clinics & her parents want to impose on the unborn child.
by Steven ErteltLife Editor
Austin, TX ( -- With the help of pro-life attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund, a 16-year-old Texas girl has secured a temporary restraining order preventing her parents from forcing her to have an abortion.
On two occasions, the teenager’s mother literally dragged her to local abortion facilities, including International Healthcare Solutions and Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, demanding that her daughter take the live of her unborn child.
Though she refused and the child’s father also does not want the baby killed, her parents continued to insist that they will force her to have the abortion. The court’s order prevents that from happening.
“No one should be allowed to decide that an innocent life--especially one that belongs to someone else--is worthless," says Stephen Casey of Round Rock, one of the allied attorneys ADF works with in Texas.
He told in a statement, "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."
The 16-year-old high school student, who is 13 weeks pregnant, was even more confirmed in her decision against having an abortion after receiving information from a pro-life prayer worker outside one of the abortion facilities to which her mother took her.
Casey and another ADF-allied attorney, Gregory R. Terra of Georgetown, filed the motion for the restraining order together with Allan E. Parker of The Justice Foundation in San Antonio.
The Justice Foundation’s Center Against Forced Abortion and the two ADF-allied attorneys working with the Texas Alliance for Life and the Austin Coalition for Life coordinated efforts on the girl’s behalf to file a motion for a temporary restraining order on Sunday. The court granted it Monday. She is still living with her parents.
ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman also weighed in on the case.
“This situation illustrates what a difference it can make when a woman is more fully informed about the true nature of abortion," he said. “We intend to fully support this young woman in her desire to allow her child to live.”
The motion for the temporary restraining order was filed by ADF-allied attorneys in the District Court of Travis County. A hearing in the case is scheduled for October 28 to consider a motion to convert the temporary restraining order into a temporary injunction.
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