An anti-abortion group is using the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision -- a ruling that the group vehemently disagrees with -- to argue that a Texas teen cannot be forced by her parents to get an abortion because the law gives her a "choice."
Lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life said that they had asked Harris County, Texas district court to grant a temporary restraining order on behalf of a 16-year-old girl who is nine weeks pregnant.
"We were asking judge to stop them physically forcing her to have an abortion," attorney Stephen Casey told KPRC. "She is legally protected. So, they cannot drag her to an abortion clinic and force an abortion on our client."
The teen girl, who was not identified by name, alleged that her mother "invited the paternal grandparents to a bar for further discussion, where she suggested that she might slip her an abortion pill through deception," according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also said that the girl's father told her that "he was going to take her to have an abortion and that the decision was his, end of story."
Casey, however, contended that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision protecting a woman's decision to have an abortion also gave her the "choice" not to have one.