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All right this is a very disturbing story this morning a pregnant teenager.
Is now suing her own parents claiming that they're trying to force her.
To have an abortion.
The sixteen year old girl from Texas she's nine weeks pregnant she's being identified in this lawsuit.
With the initials REK.
Because she is a minor she says that her parents are being verbally abusive.
And -- and that they've taken away her phone and that they're trying to make her life miserable to go their way here is part of a lawsuit here's a quote from it did niece is the girl's mother.
Invited the girl's boyfriends parents toolbar.
For a further discussion.
Where the girl's mom suggested that she might secretly -- her daughter an abortion -- but this is the kind of discussion.
That we're dealing with.
In this case I'm joined now by Bryan Clay -- -- a civil rights litigator and defense attorney and least we'll former prosecutor and Fox News legal analyst welcome to both of you.
Yeah I mean that you just look at the way this family is dealing with -- each other and just yesterday to give people some background.
According to this lawsuit this -- been living with her boyfriend's parents for seven months.
She's two months pregnant so she has moved out our family home she's living in his family's home her mother parents are hard -- -- separated and there's also information here about her mother having drinking issue we don't know if that is true.
But police -- maps.
It's a complete math but the -- pretty clear Martha that is Supreme Court and I'm not just talking about Roe vs.
Wade I'm talking about a 1979 decision as well.
Have said that women have the full right to choose -- the over -- up to right reproductive rights.
So if you have the right.
To choose an abortion you also have the right to not -- and abortion.
And you know that the choice goes both ways it's very clear your -- -- Bryant thing you know what do you make of this legally is -- this even -- just on the face of it and as leases saying.
That you could never forced another human being dragged them to a clinic -- -- to have an abortion.
Well I think the overriding issue here is is a sixteen year old really a woman has contemplated and rovers is way you're dealing with a minor here so.
The parents I think should be involved in the decision process here because.
If for example -- is the sixteen year old mentally fit to have a child what she's suffering from depression -- she has some drug drug related issues.
I think that's something that the court should look innovative and consider because it is she she is a minor.
And and -- -- in our country a minor can't sue you have to have a guardian -- on behalf of the minor so I think there should be some input here.
As to whether the child is mentally fit to have a baby.
It may be but let's look at -- -- vs fair decision the -- -- nine decision I was referring to it held -- -- teenage girl has the absolute right.
-- legal right to make her reproductive choices this was -- about abortion decision this of the reverse of that but it again.
What's good for the goose is good for the candor if you could choose to have an abortion also choose not to have an -- that's -- Supreme Court case.
Right on he but -- -- question -- into the ground of discussing whether or not this child is fit to have this baby don't you also have to ask the question.
Are these parents -- to raise these issues and adding that her parents are -- you know going for a meeting with the parents some of the boyfriend.
At a bar.
And they're saying well maybe MS support abortion pills I -- not sure these people are fit to make any of these decisions either and the -- -- -- mark she is that that that the father is a verbally abusive harassing and and play as -- you're standing in front of them that rally boyfriend's parents' house staring -- down outside their house and and scaring these people -- we're dealing with here at Bryant -- -- -- ensured that the that this is very odd -- usually parents would be supportive.
Of their sixteen year old daughter.
Having a child.
But here since the parents are so adamant against it -- -- -- something beneath the surface that we don't know about parents know best so I think it.
It -- you know just I know people seriously not all parents -- parents and make that statement but I I just can't I can't get my mind around you guys -- the lawyers but but around to the fact that in any situation that the parents would unless you know a child is completely incapacitated.
And unable to make any decisions for themselves -- It seems it would be impossible and that for somebody to it to -- -- -- -- -- mark that actually came up.
A case in Massachusetts where that -- with schizophrenic and all of this and still the court said that the Massachusetts -- that no you can't force -- to do what made him hear him just answer the point is.
OK if there are those issues I'm not saying that there are those issues with this young woman but.
Then appoint a guardian -- light up a a lawyer for her to decide what's in the best interest of this child that's what she would do you wouldn't have the parents beating up on her literally.
Of course -- have an abortion what prize earlier point that you know in terms of her age and does she have the right to sue her parents.
-- Martha this in the United States of America yes you can do it fat from twelve years hunt cup and I'm defendant to -- -- -- -- which is the right to see them.
Here's what she's suing for she's not feeling -- money she's suing for her -- -- -- right.
And her temporary restraining orders thanks stay away from me so I can make my own decision in -- -- also telling you that she hasn't lived with her parents for the long time.
It is and let us to go in -- one more piece -- a quote from this lawsuit just to give people a little bit more of the tenor of this discussion in the Tina's father.
The -- we were just talking about police tonight he became extremely angry was insistent.
That his daughter REK was not having the baby and that the decision.
Was not up to her he stated he was going to take her.
To have an abortion and that the decision was hit this end of story this fancy is to be very confused about what his rights are Brian.
Well yeah that's right but but the bottom wind here is a judge is going to make a decision and I don't think there's anything wrong with a judge looking at the background.
Of this sixteen year old girl to make a determination as to whether she's mentally fit to have a child for.
Really what it is a judge -- I don't -- smiling and make that decision I don't know police but but but well that's that's right and what doesn't make any sense of it we started off saying he's just not right -- -- not -- -- to -- in court -- it's really the the parents -- best.
But not -- -- the judge is gonna make the decision -- I'm a little bit confused I'm sorry.
I didn't say she didn't have a right to sue -- -- in our society you have to appoint a guardian -- light him.
On behalf of the minor to sue for anything the United States so you should apply the seeing.
Kind of theory here that -- minor is not fit to sue on her behalf so here.
You need to determine whether she is fit to have a -- what is -- cuts -- what.
I read troublesome situation Alley across across the board at -- see what -- we can learn about it thank you so much god and thank you -- -- daddy bought you.
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