Abortion Laws

Janelle Bludau

jbludau@newscenter25.com

Updated: 2/19/2013 7:47 am

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Abortion Laws

Monday night, the fight for life continues in Texas, as a Houston teenager is in a legal battle with her parents over her right to be a mother. It's a right they, as parents, gave her when she was born, but now they are trying to take it away.

The never-ending abortion debate continues, and this time it's divided a Texas family. In a legal battle between a 16-year-old daughter and her parents, a non-traditional question has been conceived: can a parent force their minor daughter against her free will to abort her baby? Stephen Casey, a lawyer representing that teenager, said no. At a hearing last week, Casey and his team fought for a temporary restraining order for the girl against the parents, which they were granted, and on Monday they were back in court for a more permanent solution. He said this isn’t the first time a case like this has been born and that no matter the differences, family should always be supportive.

Casey said he is very optimistic about receiving the injunction Monday; one that will become permanent at a final hearing which he hopes will be within 45 days and here in the Crossroads, abortion doesn't seem to be a such a common procedure. The only clinic to perform them in Corpus Christi reports they see roughly one case from Victoria each year.

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