Texas Court: Parents Cannot Force Daughter to Have an Abortion

In a dramatic victory for life, a Texas court issued a long-term injunction Monday against the parents of a Texas teenager who claims that they tried to force her to have an abortion.  The teen, identified only by her initials R.E.K. because she is a minor, is ten weeks pregnant.  The injunction will be in effect until the child is born.

Attorneys from the Texas Center for Defense of Life, who represented the teenage mother, filed a lawsuit on her behalf claiming that her parents “are violating her federal constitutional rights to carry her child to term” by subjecting her to “both verbal and physical threats and harassment,” including taking away her car and her phone, pulling her out of school, and forcing her to get two jobs, all in an effort to coerce her into getting an abortion.

Nice parents.

It should also come as no surprise that in spite of the lip-service to “choice” paid by the pro-abortion groups, Planned Parenthood and NARAL are nowhere to be seen when it comes to supporting a teenager fighting for her “right to choose” life.

At least one might expect the abortion lobby to take the teenager’s side as a way for them to show their commitment to fighting against any and all parental involvement in the decision to have an abortion.  They certainly fight tooth and nail against any parental notification legislation.

I guess it’s just another reminder that “pro-choice” is anything but, and that regardless of the circumstances, the death lobby never saw an abortion it didn’t like.

For now though, it’s a victory for life.  Whatever her full name is, R.E.K. should be applauded for her courage and her commitment to her child in such a difficult situation.



  • JackB

    This story really relates to “parental notification” and authority. If the roles were reversed, those on the right would demand that the parents be informed of the impending abortion. Just as in this case the parent/child relationship might be hostile.

  • Ken Johnson

    So it’s now against the law to hold a teenager accountable for their actions. Swell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1850122457 John Christensen

    This story gave me the creeps – A mom and a grandmother trying to slip a kid contraction (abortion) inducing drugs in her food is what I heard. Very messed up. I’m happy the child is safe for now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Wise/1205779077 Brian Wise

    It should ALWAYS be ILLEGAL for ANYONE, parent or otherwise, to force ANY woman (or girl) to have an abortion against her will ! I hope the Texas court made it clear that their ruling doesn’t just apply to this one teenager in this one case, but that the law forbids ALL parents everywhere from forcing their daughters to have an abortion against their will.

  • abadilla

    I recently witnessed a debate between teenagers and one lady stated that a fifteen year old should have the right to do with her uterus whatever she pleased. The thought that parents are still in charge of a minor never occurred to the young lady, nor the thought that a teenage mon does not have the right to kill her child.
    Here we have an opposite situation from parents who can be called anything BUT parents.



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