Transcript for Texas Teen Sues Parents Over Abortion Fight
It's right here in Harris County district court where lawyers for sixteen year old girl just filed a lawsuit against her parents. The team is two months pregnant and she's asking a judge to order her mom and dad from forcing her into having an abortion. Her parents can not force her to -- abortion. We asked majority legal analyst -- lands over to weigh in on this case the team claims her mom and dad are demanding she abort the baby. By using verbal and physical threats and by harassment. And a lawsuit the -- claims her mom. Invited the paternal grandparents to a bar before the discussion. -- -- suggested that she might slip the team and abortion pill through deception. If the parents force an abortion. On a minor. If parents could not only be subject to civil responsibility but they could also be criminally liable under our fetal homicide laws. Because not only does the minor have a right to be protected but the fetus does even under Texas law. On a different occasion the pregnant teen claims her -- told her he was going to take a to have an abortion and that the decision was his end of story. The -- claims -- parents already removed her phone kept her from school and took her car as punishment for failing to get divorced.
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