Pro-Life Advocates Help Save Teen From Forced Abortion

4 11 2010

The Christian Institute is reporting that some pro-life advocates in Texas successfully intervened on behalf of a pregnant 16-year-old whose parents were trying to force her to have an abortion.

Neither the 16-year-old girl, who is 14 weeks into her pregnancy, nor the child’s father wanted the baby to be aborted.

But the girl’s parents felt differently and on two separate occasions her mother forcefully took her to local abortion facilities in an attempt to end the pregnancy.

Lawyers from the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) stepped in to protect the teenage girl and her unborn child.

And as a result of the intervention the girl’s parents have now signed a court order agreeing that they won’t force their daughter to have an abortion.

The girl, who has not been named, became even more determined to protect her unborn child after she received information from a pro-life advocate praying outside of one of the abortion facilities she was taken to.

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Nurse Forced to Help in Abortion, Suing Hospital

26 07 2009

The NY Post is reporting that a nurse who claims she was ordered by her employer to participate in a late-term abortion is now suing that hospital.

“It felt like a horror film unfolding,” said Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, 35, who claims she has had gruesome nightmares and hasn’t been able to sleep since the May 24 incident.

The married mother of a year-old baby was 30 minutes into her early-morning shift when she realized she had been assigned to an abortion. She begged her supervisor to find a replacement nurse for the procedure. The hospital had a six-hour window to find a fill-in, the suit says.

Bosses told the weeping Cenzon-DeCarlo the patient was 22 weeks into her pregnancy and had preeclampsia, a condition marked by high blood pressure that can lead to seizures or death if left untreated.

The supervisor “claimed that the mother could die if [Cenzon-DeCarlo] did not assist in the abortion.”

But the nurse, the niece of a Filipino bishop, contends that the patient’s life was not in danger. She argued that the patient was not even on magnesium therapy, a common treatment for preeclampsia, and did not have problems indicating an emergency.

What a nightmare. Read the whole story, but make sure you’ve taken your blood pressure medicine first.