by Steven Ertelt
March 6, 2008
Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — A Missouri pro-life group is sponsoring a pro-life action day at the state capitol on Tuesday and the event comes just after news of an attempted forced abortion. Missouri Right to Life tells LifeNews.com that an incident took place just last week at a St. Louis Planned Parenthood.
According to the group, a 16 year-old girl was the victim of an attempted coerced abortion by her mother and aunt.
The three were at the Planned Parenthood abortion center when the teen apparently called police by dialing 911 on her cell phone.
"The police went into the facility and arrested the aunt. The mother then realized that it wasn’t so simple to force her will upon her daughter," the group said.
"How many more times might this be happening across the state of Missouri?" Missouri Right to Life officials wondered.
The organization is working alongside Sen. Rob Mayer to promote SB 1058 and with Rep. Bob Onder in favor of HB 1831.
The forced abortion measures would protect women from being coerced into an abortion.
It would also require abortion practitioners to offer women getting an abortion a chance to see an ultrasound of the baby beforehand. MRL and lawmakers hope it would help reduce the number of abortions and give women information they don’t otherwise receive from abortion centers.
Abortion centers would also be required to post signs indicating that numerous public and private groups exist that provide women with real, tangible help during a pregnancy situation.
The group’s legislative action day will allow pro-life advocates to lobby their legislators and give them more information on abortion as well as the Missouri Cures Without Cloning Campaign.
The measure comes at a time when a group dedicating to stopping forced abortions has floated a statewide ballot amendment that could appear before voters in November.
Related web sites:
Missouri Right to Life – https://www.missourilife.org