Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is editorial director of Faith & Family magazine and author of My Cup of Tea, Mom to Mom, Day to Day, and most recently Small Steps for Catholic Moms. Read more of her blogging at Faith & Family Live and DanielleBean.com.
Lest any of us Americans start feel smug about the fact that it’s only those evil Chinese who coerce abortions in their country, we have this story:
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 LifeNews.com 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.”
It doesn’t take an evil government to force women to have abortions against their will. All it takes are horribly misguided parents.
In a different but similar case earlier this month, a young girl, Jane (not her real name) was pressured by her mother into scheduling an abortion against her will. She was saved from tragedy when she communicated via text message with Tara Shaver, a 40 Days for Life volunteer who was praying outside the Planned Parenthood facility.
“Can i see an ultrasound an still tell them i dont want it done?” texted Jane in typical texing lingo.
“Yes you dont have to do anything you dont want…you can leave now and go next door they will help you just leave now,” replied Tara.
“my parents wont let me,” responded Jane.
“I am coming over there to meet u! Lets talk before u make your final decision, theres no hurry,” texted Tara.
Jane replied, “please come now.”
“Will be there in a few minutes go outside,” texted Tara.
Think nothing good comes of teens texting? Think it’s pointless to stand and pray outside of abortion clinics? Think only the Chinese abuse women by forcing them to “choose” abortion?