Thursday, February 14, 2013

Texas Parents Seek to Force Abortion for Daughter

"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.

The 16-year-old, who is identified only by the initials R.E.K. because she is a minor, claims in the lawsuit her parents are coercing her to abort her 9-week-old fetus through both verbal and physical threats and harassment.

"(The father) stated he was going to take her to have an abortion and that the decision was his, end of story," a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Click2Houston says.
The lawsuit claims R.E.K.'s parents kept her home from school, took her phone and car and that she, the father of her child and the child's paternal grandmother have been harassed by her father. It also claims R.E.K.'s mother suggested she was going to slip her daughter the abortion pill......"

For the moment, let's put aside the realities that far too many young people have allowed themselves to be persuaded that being sexually active is a normal part of teenage life and that boys are not receiving adequate supervision from their parents, especially fathers.

The actions of the girl's parents are another example of how our society is declining.

Parents have taken the easy route. Applying the infamous cop-out "They are going to do it if they want", American Moms and Dads have falsely concluded that, because we can't watch them 24/7, we must throw caution to the wind and abandon all efforts to supervise dating.

They won't be authority figures day-to-day, when it is the hardest, but they will most assuredly do so when they can erase a result of that lack of supervision.

When a pregnancy occurs, we then apply the "make the problem go away" technique. To avoid the feeling of embarrassment in front of other parents, the possible (temporary) suspension of education of the youth, and the grind of having to assist in child care, we take the easy way out. That way we can get back to our trouble-free lives.

The life of the child and the possible emotional trauma to the mother-to-be* are conveniently ignored.

*Although the Left has worked with a vengeance in doctoring studies to create contrary conclusions, the reality is that abortion is by no means a emotional trauma-free experience:


We have deluded ourselves into thinking that we can make all the bad and discomfiting things disappear and that the result will be as if nothing happened in the first place.

What we want is a a society utterly free of consequences. We want to be able to bury our heads in the sand, ignore what our kids are doing, and be free of any unpleasant outcome.

At some point, the American people decided to hold to the position that nothing can occur that we do not like, and that if something that puts a dent in our bliss arises, we can take care of it by a short car trip and paying a bill. We demand that our lives be easy, full of recreational time, and free of roadblocks and anything about which we would not boast. When we are faced with the possibility that we failed as parents, we don't want to admit it to ourselves, so we ask for a redo.

I am reminded of  the idea that we can create laws that will ensure that mass-slaughters will end. We are not happy or even somewhat content with the knowledge that (thankfully)our society is an extraordinarily safe one, with a violent crime rate that is markedly lower than that of the UK, a nation with severe firearms restrictions. In this case, we ask the State to be the parents of the parents and make laws for us that will make us feel good. When, after the (hypothetical years) of door-to-door warrant-less searches, another slaughter happens, we are left with no option but to submit to future violence with no means to help ourselves.


1 comment:

  1. What ever happened to "freedom of choice". If it is OK for a child to have an abortion without her parents permission, why isn't it equally OK for her to have a child?

    The hypocrisy is astounding.