Judge Grants Injunction in Houston Coerced Abortion Case
Attorneys with Texas Center for Defense of Life (www.TCDL.org) representing a 16-yearold Houston, Texas girl obtain injunction against girl’s parents for duration of pregnancy
HOUSTON, Texas — Today, attorneys with Texas Center for Defense of Life, who are representing a 16-year-old pregnant teenage girl living in the Houston area, were granted a long-term injunction in the case by the 308th Family District Court of Harris County, Texas, prohibiting their client’s parents from coercing her to have an abortion throughout the duration of her pregnancy. The language of the order signed by the Court was negotiated and agreed to by the girl’s parents.
“This is a tremendous victory and another life has been saved,” said TCDL attorney and President Greg Terra. He continued, “Our victory today stands for the principle that ‘choice’ goes both ways. Under Roe v. Wade and post-Roe cases, a teenage girl has the absolute legal right to choose life, even over the strong objections, pressure, and punishments of her parents. We are extremely happy with the outcome today and we are very proud of our teenage client for being strong enough to stand against her parents to save her unborn child’s life.”
Texas Center for Defense of Life (TCDL.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the Austin, Texas area, dedicated to providing legal representation and support to pro-life organizations and individuals in Texas, and to aggressively defending the sanctity of innocent human life in Texas and federal courts.