Texas Parents: OK, We Won't Make Daughter Get Abortion
Girl, boyfriend to get married, says boyfriend
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 19, 2013 9:28 AM CST
A Texas teen's parents say they won't require her to have an abortion.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – After being slapped with a lawsuit, a pair of Texas parents have agreed in court that they won't demand their 16-year-old daughter have an abortion. "We just achieved an agreed order," the daughter's lawyer says. No one can be forced to have an abortion, even if the person is a minor, experts tell CNN. Now, the girl and her boyfriend, Evan Madison, plan to get married, Madison says.

The unidentified girl is old enough for legal marriage with parental consent in Texas, and the parents have reportedly agreed to the marriage. There was never any question in the couple's minds regarding abortion, Madison told Piers Morgan. "We were always determined to have the baby." Noted the girl's lawyer: "Roe was about the right to choose ... this young woman has the right to choose to have her child."

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whatrtheysmoking
Feb 20, 2013 8:13 AM CST
Time for this little girl to Grow up and care for herself !!! She will find out life is a lot harder then she thinks !!! Another Life down to drain !!!
jonnymop
Feb 19, 2013 11:44 PM CST
Why does anybody care what this family does? I don't think any state can force an abortion. We seem to think we all know what is best for everyone. Teenage couples have and do raise happy healthy productive kids, not all do, but either do all 40 somethings. If you are worried about your taxes going up, worry about farm subsidies, oil, wind farms, solar,.......
Doctor-Zaius
Feb 19, 2013 9:41 PM CST
The whole point about being pro-choice is having the choice. And having the choice goes both ways. Bet you a buck these parents define themselves as pro-life, when it's not their kid who's getting the abortion.