Pregnant Texas Teenager Suing Parents, Claiming They Are Trying to Force Her to Have an Abortion
A pregnant Texas teenager is suing her own parents, claiming they are trying to force her to have an abortion. The 16-year-old girl, who is 9 weeks pregnant, is being identified in the lawsuit as ‘R.E.K.’ She says that her parents are being verbally abusive and trying to make her life miserable in order to get her to have an abortion.
“Denise (girl’s mother) invited the paternal grandparents to a bar for further discussion, where she suggested that she might slip R.E.K. an abortion
pill through deception.”
According to Lis Wiehl, the law is clear in such cases and gives women the full right to choose. She said, “So if you have the right to choose an abortion, you also have the right to not choose an abortion. The choice goes both ways.”
Brian Claypool, a civil rights litigator, pointed out that in this case the girl is a minor. “The parents should be involved in the decision process here because, for example, is the 16-year-old mentally fit to have a child?”
Watch their full debate about the case below.