Parental Rights Should be Protected in Minor’s Abortion Case; LA Right to Life Supports Parent’s Lawsuit

The current Judicial Bypass process is a violation of Parental Rights

BATON ROUGE – As reported in a NOLA.com article, a Lafayette woman is suing to stop judges from authorizing her minor daughter to have an abortion against her parental consent.:

“Louisiana Right to Life strongly supports the mother’s efforts to stop judges from authorizing her minor daughter’s abortion against her consent,” said Angie Thomas, J.D., Associate Director of Louisiana Right to Life. “Parental involvement in a minor’s major life decision such as abortion is extremely important, both for the child and the parent. A ten-minute Zoom call is not adequate for a judge to wipe away the parent-child relationship, especially when the parent is ready and willing to help the minor to raise the baby. 

“Shockingly, judges can determine that the minor is too immature to make a life-altering decision like abortion, but nonetheless still grant authorization for the minor to have the abortion because the judge can say that the abortion is in the minor’s ‘best interest,’” she continued. “The result of this system is that virtually any minor can go around their parents to get a judicially-approved abortion, especially when pro-abortion attorneys are coaching them through the process. A judge with virtually no knowledge of the minor and her family should not be able to veto a parent and decide what is in the minor’s best interest.”