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Posted 13 February 2013 - 14:59

HOUSTON -- A lawsuit claims a 16-year-old girl is being coerced to have an abortion against her will.

The teen is two months pregnant and is represented by lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life. A judge granted a temporary restraining order to save the baby's life.

"We were asking judge to stop them physically forcing her to have an abortion. She is legally protected. They cannot drag her to get an abortion, force an abortion on our client," attorney Stephen Casey said.

The lawsuit is eight pages long and details alleged verbal abuse by the teen's parents.

In the lawsuit, the teen claims her mom "... invited the paternal grandparents to a bar for further discussion, where she suggested that she might slip her an abortion pill through deception."

The teen also claims her father told her "he was going to take her to have an abortion and that the decision was his, end of story."

Even though she is a minor, the teen has the power to make that decision.

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MOD EDIT - The story continues here: Pregant Teen Win Abortion Battle Against Parents


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 15:05

Even though she is a minor, the teen has the power to make that decision.

Sounds like an open and shut case to me. Although with that said, I don't think the daughter understands that the parents can then be in their rights to make her shoulder the responsibility. She'll need her family behind her to stand a chance with this in my opinion.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 15:55

Slip her an abortion pill ??? WTH

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:02

Oh Texas you backwards hellhole...how I love thee.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:09

An underage teenager shouldn't have any say in the matter whether she can or cannot have an abortion.

If she wins, her parents should throw her out for her to fend for herself because clearly she thinks she's ready to be an adult.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:19

Sounds like an open and shut case to me. Although with that said, I don't think the daughter understands that the parents can then be in their rights to make her shoulder the responsibility. She'll need her family behind her to stand a chance with this in my opinion.


This. The parents have no right to force her to have an abortion but she should think very carefully about continuing with the pregnancy if she doesn't have the support of her parents. Having a child is a huge responsibility and doing it alone at her age would not be in the best interests of her or the child, as it would almost certainly preclude her getting a proper education or a decent job. There is also no mention of the father either, so I don't see how she thinks she can raise the child by herself.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:22

An underage teenager shouldn't have any say in the matter whether she can or cannot have an abortion.

If she wins, her parents should throw her out for her to fend for herself because clearly she thinks she's ready to be an adult.


It's her body, so her decision. She felt she was old enough to have sex, so it's her responsibility to deal with the consequences.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:34

An underage teenager shouldn't have any say in the matter whether she can or cannot have an abortion.

If she wins, her parents should throw her out for her to fend for herself because clearly she thinks she's ready to be an adult.

Such backward logic. But I welcome you to the 21st Century.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:38

Such backward logic. But I welcome you to the 21st Century.

If you want to make adult decisions when you are clearly not ready to shoulder the responsibility, you should be held accountable for them and not push your problems onto others due to your inability to make responsible decisions.

If she has this baby at 16, it will mean:

- Parents/grandparents almost guaranteed to be forced to help with the baby. Means increased financial burden and time.
- Girl will most likely not complete her education.
- Girl will have a hard time trying to work.

So yeah, how is it such backward logic? She will be burdening her parents/grandparents for her irresponsibility.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:40

If you want to make adult decisions when you are clearly not ready to shoulder the responsibility, you should be held accountable for them.


Judging by her taking this decision to stop her parents, I'd say she HAS decided to shoulder the responsibility. She's not begging for anyone to make decisions for her, or look after the kid. She's trying to stop her parents from forcing her to do something she doesn't want to do.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:41

If you want to make adult decisions when you are clearly not ready to shoulder the responsibility, you should be held accountable for them.

Accountable is make her take care her baby and actually be an adult, not by threatening her to have an abortion.

And frankly threatening doesn't work, no, at least not with a 16yo.

If you resort to threatening with your parenting, you should seek help.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:45

Accountable is make her take care her baby and actually be an adult, not by threatening her to have an abortion.

Which is what I said. She can be kicked out to fend for herself.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 16:49

Which is what I said. She can be kicked out to fend for herself.


No parent deserving of that title would do that.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 17:04

If you want to make adult decisions when you are clearly not ready to shoulder the responsibility, you should be held accountable for them and not push your problems onto others due to your inability to make responsible decisions.

If she has this baby at 16, it will mean:

- Parents/grandparents almost guaranteed to be forced to help with the baby. Means increased financial burden and time.
- Girl will most likely not complete her education.
- Girl will have a hard time trying to work.

So yeah, how is it such backward logic? She will be burdening her parents/grandparents for her irresponsibility.


I know of many 16 years olds who are more mature than 3 year olds and better capable of handling babies, who have had babies at 16, and then become great parents, had a job and been able to take care of the baby, and took an education after that again.

basically everything you say is plain and pure BS. but then again, over here, education is free, and when you have kids you are covered in the "basics" anyway. though by no means is it free or easy. But even without a government who don't care about individuals or people who are not the 1% 16 years are capable of taking care of themselves and a baby if they are willing to do it.

either way the family should support her decision not force her into one. an abortion could at the worst make her unable to have a baby later in life and could push her int a depression. Maybe they should think about something else than their "reputation". I'll bet this is a higher social level family who is ore interested in their image than their kid, they probably never raised their own kid even and she knows here nanny better than her mother.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 17:11

Which is what I said. She can be kicked out to fend for herself.


Actually legally they can't since she's not 18.

http://wiki.answers....r_the_age_of_18

I don't know what the procedure is in the states but you can't just kick out a kid from home. The police will bring her or him back home. If you really have too much problems and can't take care of your own child in most of the civilized countries you need to call youth protection and start a usually long and painful procedure to relocate the child or resolve the issues preventing you from taking your own responsability as a parent cause despite what most people in NA think a child is a responsability that goes beyond 5 years old ...

A grandparent who is not willing to eventually take care of his grandchild if needed should not have a child in the first place.