Parents Sue Abortion Biz That Did Secret Abortion on Their Daughter

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 18, 2023   |   10:07AM   |   Rchmond, Virginia

A Virginia abortion facility is facing a second lawsuit in three months, this one accusing Bristol Women’s Health of aborting the baby of an underage girl without her parents’ knowledge or consent.

WCYB News 5 reports parents of the 15-year-old girl filed the lawsuit seeking $15.4 million in damages against the Bristol, Virginia abortion facility for their daughter and aborted grandchild. The parents also are suing the Dickenson County Department of Social Services.

Virginia requires parents to provide their consent if their daughter is under 18 and wants an abortion. The report did not indicate if the abortion facility also is facing discipline by state authorities for allegedly violating the parental consent law.

In the lawsuit, the parents said an employee of the Dickenson County Department of Social Services persuaded their 15-year-old daughter to abort her unborn baby even though the teenager was unsure, according to the report.

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Here’s more from the local news:

[The teenager] was taken to Bristol Women’s Health, LLC on or around January 19.

While there, the lawsuit claims the teenager insisted she wanted to keep her baby but changed her mind through efforts from the center’s director and the DSS worker.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages against Bristol Women’s Health and the Dickenson County Department of Social Services.

The abortion facility, which recently moved from Tennessee, also is facing another unrelated lawsuit from its landlords.

In December, Bristol landlords Chase King and Chadwick King said they “morally oppose” abortions and the abortion facility deceived them about how it planned to use their rental property.

The abortion workers told the Kings through their real estate broker that they planned to open a “medical clinic” focused on “general family practice,” the lawsuit states. Not until after the lease was signed in June did the Kings learn that it was an abortion business, not a family medical practice, they said in the lawsuit.

Bristol is located on the border of Tennessee and Virginia. When Roe v. Wade fell and Tennessee began protecting unborn babies from abortions, the abortion facility moved across the state border to Virginia where aborting unborn babies is still legal.