Center Against Forced Abortions

The Justice Foundation’s “Center Against Forced Abortions” or “CAFA” was created to provide legal resources to mothers who are being forced or coerced into an unwanted abortion.

To download resources to help mothers who are being forced to have abortions, click on links below:

For more information or to talk to a lawyer, call (210) 614-7157 or email info@txjf.org

Problem

  • Many teenage girls are being coerced into abortion by their parents
  • Pregnancy resource centers are generally unequipped to help legally defend these clients, and subsequently coerced abortions occur
  • Even under Roe v. Wade, the decision to keep the child is supposedly the woman’s alone, so theseyoung women’s rights are being violated when they are coerced into abortion

Response

  • The Justice Foundation has created a ”Dear Parent Letter,” which (in a friendly, helpful, and serious manner) informs the teen mother’s parents that they could be guilty of illegal actions if they force their daughter to have an abortion
  • Combined with Life Dynamics’s Letter to Abortionists, which is a signed statement indicating the mother’s non-consent to an abortion, the two documents form a powerful legal defense that empowers the teen mother to stand for her child

Effectiveness

  • Gives pregnancy centers a proven strategy to defend teens from parentally coerced abortions
  • Equips the teen mother with legal documents empowering her decision to keep her child
  • Trial distributions indicate the strategy is very effective (testimonies below)
  • If just one baby is saved at two out of every three pregnancy resource centers that receive the letter and training, then CAFA will facilitate the protection of 2,000 babies lives

The letter is “extremely useful as a tool to support the mom’s decision to keep her child and makes the parents think twice about pushing for something that’s truly illegal….Every time [that we have used it] the parents have accepted it well and taken it seriously.”

– Sarah Stone, Director, San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center in San Antonio, TX

 

“The letter empowered our client by giving her support that the law in Arkansas was on her side and by letting her mother know what penalties she could incur if she continued to coerce her daughter. Praise God for the expertise and knowledge of the Justice Foundation in creating a document that can give pregnancy centers a way to empower minors for choosing life.”

– Millie Lace, Director, Concepts of Truth Pregnancy Care Center in Wynne, AR

 

Man Convicted, Killed Pregnant Girlfriend Refusing Abortion

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in CAFA | 0 comments

Source: Lifenews.com In Broward County, Florida, a man has been convicted of two counts of murder for killing a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. The court determined that Edward Jermaine Babbs killed Stephanie Rabsatt by shooting her in the abdomen and head on Oct.1, 2009. Rabsatt was almost 8 months pregnant with a son, who she had named Jayden. Babbs, who was the baby’s father, had been pressuring her to abort. Her refusal to have an abortion and the imminent birth of her son was what triggered the murder, according to police. Read...

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Houston Mom Charged in Pre-Teen’s Abortion

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in CAFA | 0 comments

A Houston adoptive mother has been charged after arranging an abortion for her 12-year-old special needs daughter during a criminal investigation about whether the woman’s biological son impregnated the girl. Read more from the full article on the Houston Chronicle.

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Interview by Ken Freeman of Monday Minute

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in CAFA, Media | 0 comments

Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation was interviewed by Ken Freeman of the Monday Minutes about CAFA.  

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Webinars

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in CAFA | 1 comment

Listen to the audio from recent webinars where we discussed what CAFA is and how you can best use the Parent Letter, Client Letter, or Abortionist Letter. Heartbeat Webina Download and save to your computer CareNet Webinar Download and save to your...

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