Monday, October 25, 2010

Life Links 10/25/10

The Live Action blog has a video of a speech by Stephanie Gray, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, relaying what she believes is the best prolife argument.

The Alliance Defense has secured a temporary restraining order which prevents the parents of teenage girl in Texas from forcing her to have an abortion.
On two occasions, the teenager's mother literally dragged her to local abortion facilities, including International Healthcare Solutions and Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, demanding that her daughter terminate the life of her child. Though she refused and the child's father also does not want the baby killed, her parents continued to insist that they will force her to have the abortion. The court's order prevents that from happening.

A probate judge in Ohio allowed a 17-year-old to marry her boyfriend without her parents' permission because the girl believed her parents would force her to have an abortion if she was living with them.
According to Acker's ruling, Gabrielle believed she would be forced to have an abortion if she remained at home.

"Gabby felt she was in an unsafe environment for her baby," said Jerome "Jerry" Goldman, Dustin's father and a lawyer who was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1973. According to Acker's entry, testimony demonstrated that "Gabrielle is currently living in a volatile home where Gabrielle fears for her and her unborn child's physical and mental health and safety."

Gabrielle's parents said they were never told of a hearing and never got to tell their side.....

His wife said she never pushed her daughter toward an abortion and recently saw a priest for guidance.The Rev. Michael Watson, of St. Andrew Church in Upper Arlington, confirmed that Mrs. Squeglia phoned Wednesday, worried that her daughter had married so young and asking for help. He said he recommended a woman's care center "that preserves life."

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