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Group sues Texas judge for returning teen to home of sex offender who then committed murder

10-9-2013

An anti-abortion group has sued a Texas judge who ordered a 15-year-old girl to keep living with her grandmother, even though she claimed the woman’s convicted sex-offender boyfriend was making aggressive advances and that the couple was trying to force her to terminate a pregnancy.

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Group sues Texas judge for returning teen to home of sex offender who then committed murder

10-9-2013

AUSTIN, Texas — An anti-abortion group has sued a Texas judge who ordered a 15-year-old girl to keep living with her grandmother, even though she claimed the woman’s convicted sex-offender boyfriend was making aggressive advances and that the couple was trying to force her to terminate a pregnancy.

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Group sues Texas judge for returning teen to home of sex offender who then committed murder

10-9-2013

(CNSNews.com) — The Texas Center for Defense of Life (TCDL) filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging a former state judge with negligence after he sent a then-pregnant teenage girl back to a house where she resided with her step-grandmother and the grandmother’s boyfriend, who was a registered sex offender who later tied the teenager to a bed, raped her, and murdered the grandmother in front of her. – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/judge-sued-after-sending-teen-back-home-where-she-was-then-raped#sthash.W4DmMLjm.dpuf

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Texas teen sues parents to stop them from forcing her abortion

2-13-13
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Pregnant teen sues parents over abortion

2-13-13

HOUSTON - A lawsuit claims a 16-year-old girl is being coerced to have an abortion against her will. The teen is two months pregnant and is represented by lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life. A judge granted a temporary restraining order to save the baby’s life.

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Local teen suing parents for right to keep unborn child

2-13-13

HOUSTON — A local teenager is suing her parents for the right to keep her unborn child. The girl is nine weeks pregnant and says her parents want to force her to have an abortion.

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Texas teen sues parents to stop them from forcing her abortion

2-13-13

A pregnant Texas teenager is suing her parents to stop them from forcing her to abort her unborn child. Click2Houston reports a judge issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the abortion while the case is ongoing.

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The Element of Force in the Abortion World

2-13-13

A New York hospital is apparently ending a policy of forcing employees to participate in abortions — and a Texas teenager is hopeful a court will intervene so she won’t be forced by her parents to have an abortion.

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Parents want 16-year-old to have abortion, teen sues

2-12-13

HOUSTON, TX – Expecting your first child isn’t easy, especially at 16. Harder yet, when your parents want you to terminate the pregnancy. This is a dilemma one Houston area girl is facing

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Pregnant teen sues parents over abortion

2-12-13

HOUSTON - A lawsuit claims a 16-year-old girl is being coerced to have an abortion against her will. The teen is two months pregnant and is represented by lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life. A judge granted a temporary restraining order to save the baby’s life.

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Texas Teen files lawsuit alleging that parents attempting to force her to have an abortion

2-12-13

A Texas teenager, identified only as “R.E.K.” because she is a minor, is suing her parents for allegedly attempting to force her to have an abortion, ABC News reported yesterday.

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Texas Teen Sues Parents For “Forcing” Her To Get An Abortion

2-12-13

A 16-year-old Texas girl is suing her parents after they allegedly attempted to force her to have an abortion when they learned she was pregnant.

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Texas Teen Sues Parents over Abortion Fight

2-12-13

(HOUSTON) — A pregnant 16-year-old Texas girl is suing her parents, claiming that her parents are attempting to force her to have an abortion.

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Teen Girl Sues Parents to Stop Them From Forcing Her Abortion

2-12-13

A Texas teenager is suing her parents to stop them from making her have an abortion. Attorneys with The Center for Defense of Life have filed suit on behalf of the 16-year-old expectant mom who says her parents are trying to force her to have an abortion of a baby she wants to keep.

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Teen takes parents to court over abortion fight

2-11-13

HOUSTON (KTRK) — A disagreement between a local teenager and her parents could turn into a legal fight with national repercussions. The question: Can parents force their minor daughter to have an abortion?

Austin, Texas Maintains Harassing Ordinance Against Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

2-6-12

A team of conservative legal advocacy groups has come to the aid of pro-life pregnancy centers in Austin, Texas, which continue to be harassed by city ordinances making it difficult for them to help women choose life for their babies.

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Austin passes new anti-crisis pregnancy center ordinance; pro-lifers promise fight

1-30-12

Last week, the city of Austin repealed one speech-chilling ordinance targeting the city’s crisis pregnancy centers – and replaced it with another.

In April 2010, city council required the city’s four pregnancy centers – Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, the Gabriel Project Life Center, and Austin LifeCare – to post signs outside their facilities, in English and Spanish, stating: “This center does not provide abortions or refer to abortion providers. This center does not provide or refer to providers of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved birth control drugs and medical devices.”

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Despite Austin council vote, anti-choice advocates vow to fight CPC transparency measure

1-27-12
If nail salons are required to disclose their state licenses and what services are offered before clients walk in, it would make sense that heavily state-funded pregnancy centers be held up to at least equal standards of professionalism, Genevieve Van Cleve of Annie’s List pointed out during a heated debate over a controversial city ordinance meant to help accurately inform pregnant women.
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Austin may repeal law about disclosure of abortion, birth control services

1-21-12

The City of Austin might repeal a 2 -year-old ordinance requiring some facilities that counsel women with unplanned pregnancies to post signs saying they don’t offer abortions or contraceptive services.

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Judge may still force mentally ill Catholic woman to have an abortion

1-20-12

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (LifeSiteNews.com) -– A Massachusetts woman who was spared a forced sterilization could still be forced to abort her unborn child against her will, if a lower court judge orders it.

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Courts won’t decide case of teen pressured to terminate pregnancy

1-19-12

CORPUS CHRISTI — There won’t be a court ruling in the case of a teen who had a temporary restraining order against the family members she said tried to force her into having an abortion.

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Teen says family tried to force abortion

1-18-12

Corpus Christi (CNN) — A Texas teenager will return to court this week to stop her family from forcing her to have an abortion.

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Pregnant Teen Drops Court Case

1-18-12

CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) — The attorneys for a Corpus Christi teen who was trying to stop her family from forcing her to have an abortion filed papers in court Wednesday to stop all court proceedings.

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Texas suit over forced abortion threat resolved, attorney says

1-18-12

(CNN) — The case of a Corpus Christi, Texas, teen who sued her family because she said they wanted to force her to have an abortion “has been resolved,” her lawyer says.

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Teen nearly forced into an abortion

1-13-12

Houston’s Morning News with Matt Patrick talks with Stephen Casey a pro-life attorney for a 14-year old girl who was nearly forced into an abortion

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Teen sues family over alleged abortion threat

1-13-12

(CNN) — A Corpus Christi, Texas, teenager is suing her family, claiming they are trying to force her to have an abortion. The 14-year-old girl is 10 weeks pregnant and wants to carry her child to term, says her attorney.

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Online Dish: 14-yr-old Girl Takes Family to Court to Prevent Being Forced to Have an Abortion

1-12-12

Is it a parent’s legal right to force their underage daughter to have an abortion? Andrea Yates’ defense lawyer, Mr. Wendell Odom Jr., serves up his thoughts on the controversial issue going on in Corpus Christi right now.

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Pregnant Texas teen goes to court to fight family’s abortion plan

1-10-12

(ABC News) — A pregnant Texas teenager has gone to court to stop her family from pressuring her into an abortion.

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Teen Sues Family For Trying To Force Abortion (VIDEO)

1-10-12

A 14-year-old teen from Corpus Christi, Texas, is suing her family in order to stop them from forcing her to have an abortion, according to ABC News.

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Pregnant Texas Teen Goes to Court to Fight Family’s Abortion Plan

1-10-12

A pregnant Texas teenager has gone to court to stop her family from pressuring her into an abortion.

The high school freshman, who does not want to be named, lives in Corpus Christi with her adult cousins, whom her attorney Stephen Casey says hit her, prevented her from going to school, and threatened her repeatedly.

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Texas teen spared forced abortion – for two weeks

1-9-12

A Texas court has extended a temporary restraining order to prevent a 14-year-old girl from undergoing a forced abortion for at least two more weeks. Another court granted the motion in late December, after the girl’s lawyers say her parents physically assaulted the teenager in an effort to compel her to abort her unborn child.

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Girl, 14, Sues Family to Stop Abortion

1-9-12

A state court in Corpus Christi, Texas, extended an order preventing a 14-year-old girl’s family from forcing her to get an abortion. The girl filed a temporary restraining order against her family…

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Court order prevents family of Corpus Christi teen from forcing her to get abortion

1-4-12

CORPUS CHRISTI — A judge on Wednesday extended a court order to prevent the family of a Corpus Christi teen from forcing her to get an abortion.

A 14-year-old girl filed a temporary restraining order against her family…

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