Texas teen wins right to have baby after suing parents
February 19, 2013
A pregnant Texas teen has won the right to have her baby after she reached an agreement with her parents, who she had sued claiming they were forcing her to abort the fetus.
MyFoxHouston.com reports the 16-year-old teen, who was only identified in court records as R.E.K., will be allowed to have the child and her parents will not threaten her with physical force.
Under the terms of the agreement, the parents will allow the girl to marry her 16-year-old boyfriend Evan Madison, who told MyFoxHouston.com he is glad the legal matter has been settled.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
Two 16-year-olds getting married and raising an infant doesn't sound at all promising. Hasn't this girl ever heard of adoption?
The young girl also alleges that her cousins and grandmother scheduled an appointment at the Coastal Birth Control Center to terminate the pregnancy against her will. The girl's grandmother, Carmen Pantoja, denies the allegations against her family. Pantoja says she suggested an abortion, but never tried to force her to have one. . .
Now at 10 weeks pregnant, she is living with the family of the father of her unborn child.
Both of the parents of the baby agree the pregnancy should be brought to term. Adoption is still a possible consideration. . .
Glad the court made the correct decision. Horrible parents.
I'm undoubtedly biased, since both my now-grown kids were adopted, but it seems crazy for two 16-year-olds to raise an infant in our modern society. (The birth parents of one of my kids were both 15 when she gave birth.)
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