When a teen girl gets pregnant, anti-choice activists state that she has absolutely no right to an abortion without her parents’ permission. But conversely, if she wants to have the baby, she’s old enough to make her own decision. Especially, apparently, if the parents of the boy who impregnated her want her to carry to term, too.
Via Pennsylvania Pastors Network press release:
A 14-year-old girl was granted an emergency injunction last week because she didn’t want to abort her baby—even though her parents did.
The Independence Law Center helped the girl from York, Pa., to fight the abortion in court. The mother and stepfather of the girl had scheduled an abortion for their daughter against her wishes and against the wishes of the family of the unborn child’s father.
“This is a hard road ahead for this young girl, but we applaud her and the future paternal grandparents of the child for standing up for life,” said Colin Hanna, president of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network and Let Freedom Ring. “Although this girl is in a difficult situation today, it is a blessing that she has chosen not to make a mistake that would end a child’s life.”
The court-ordered injunction was presented to the girl’s parents and Planned Parenthood of York.
I can only hope that these “paternal grandparents” are taking her in and caring for her as well, because this girl is going to need a whole lot of help.