Thursday, February 14, 2008

Another sad story of rape and coerced abortion

Arnesx Honore, a fugitive wanted for raping a 14-year-old girl and coercing her to abort some of her pregnancies was allowed to continue teaching at a disciplinary school. The charges were originally dropped because the girl didn't testify but were filed again a month later. The school was unaware the charges were refiled and they were for assaulting a minor.
According to records filed at the courthouse, the birth of the teenager's daughter was the first of four pregnancies during the three years the girl was allegedly beaten, threatened and abused. Authorities said the girl had been living with Honore because of problems at home.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Honore is accused of forcing her to terminate at least two pregnancies and, during the second, when she was 15, telling her that if she did not have an abortion he would "kick her ass and do it for her."

At the time she reported the crimes, authorities noted she was four months pregnant with another of Honore's children, but court records did not specify whether that child was carried to term.
Pennsylvania has a parental consent law. How did this girl, who was living with Honore because of problems at home receive her parents' consent for at least two abortions? Is this another case of an abortion clinic looking the other way when a statutory rapist brings in a minor to get rid of the evidence?

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