Texas Teen Sues Parents to Avoid Abortion

Girl claims parents trying to force her to end pregnancy

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 13, 2013 9:52 AM CST

(Newser) – A pregnant 16-year-old in Texas has won a temporary restraining order after taking her parents to court to stop them from forcing her to get an abortion, reports Fox News. The unnamed girl, identified only as REK, claims in her lawsuit that her father said "the decision was his, end of story." Click2Houston adds that the girl's mother "invited the paternal grandparents to a bar for further discussion, where she suggested that she might slip her an abortion pill."

Both parents have used verbal and physical threats in an attempt to force REK to have an abortion, according to the lawsuit, kept her out of school, and harassed the baby's father, as well as his mother. REK is being represented by a lawyer for the Texas Center for Defense of Life. "What Roe established is minors have the choice," says her lawyer. "And when they do make the choice, folks are shocked that they want to carry the baby."

A pregnant Texas teen is suing her parents to stop them from forcing her to get an abortion.
A pregnant Texas teen is suing her parents to stop them from forcing her to get an abortion.   (Shutterstock)
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