Court bans parents form forcing girl to have an abortionBy Mason White 4:25 AM February 27, 2013
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A pregnant little girl won a lawsuit against her parents seeking to stop them from forcing her to have an abortion, according to court proceedings in Texas.
The boyfriend of the 16-year-old pregnant girl from Texas who said that her parents tried to force her to have an abortion, told the press on Monday that the couple never considered having an abortion.
“We were always determined to have the baby,” Evan Madison, said.
The parents of the girl, who is 10 weeks pregnant, agreed Monday in state court not to force her to have an abortion, an anti-abortion group representing the girl, said.
“We just got an agreed order,” Stephen Casey, a lawyer and founder of the Texas Center for Defense of Life, said.
Casey had argued that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision of the Supreme Court which guarantees the right of women to have an abortion, works both ways.
“Roe was about the right to choose,” Casey told the court. “This young woman has the right to choose to have a child,” he added.
Legal experts said no one can force anyone, minor or not to have an abortion. The legal action was intended to stop the parents from trying to influence their daughter to undergo the procedure.
Madison, 16, said he and the girl plan to marry. The legal age for marriage in Texas is 16 with parental permission.
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