According to the Daily News A DEPARTMENT OF Human Services caseworker pressured a pregnant Mayfair teenager to undergo a late-term abortion by threatening to take away either her toddler or her unborn baby if she had the child, according to the teen’s foster-mother.
The Daily News also learned that:
* DHS got a Family Court judge’s order allowing it to take the girl for an abortion, after the girl’s birth mother refused to approve the procedure.
* By the time DHS arranged for the abortion – in March – the girl was 24 weeks pregnant. She had to undergo the procedure in New Jersey because abortions in Pennsylvania are illegal at 24 weeks.
* Although it is DHS policy that a DHS worker accompany any minor who has a court-ordered medical procedure, this did not happen on the girl’s first attempt to have the abortion. That attempt failed when the clinic wouldn’t accept her Medicaid card and wanted cash, according to the foster mother. A DHS worker did accompany the girl on a later, successful, attempt.
* Rivera, the girl’s social worker, said that she was fired by Concilio, which subcontracted with DHS to provide care, after she initially refused to accompany the teen for the abortion.
“They hired me to work in child protection, not to kill children,” Rivera told the Daily News.
The child’s foster-mother claims the 16-year-old girl was looking forward to having the child until a DHS case worker began threatening the teen. The baby was killed inside the womb of his teenage mother during one visit and the body was extracted at a later date.
Though DHS claims no federal tax dollars were used for the abortion, city tax dollars were used to transport the teen and fund the late-term abortion.
The late-term abortion was performed in New Jersey, as late-term abortions are illegal in Pennsylvania.
According to DHS, of the approximately 335 minors that became pregnant under DHS care, 119 resulted in abortions. Of those abortions, 54 were done by judge’s order.
DHS says that eight late-term abortions were performed out of state.
It is bad enough that DHS allows teenagers to engage in sexual activities that result in pregnancy while the teens are under their care. But, how can DHS justify forcing abortions through court order? What kind of sick judge signs such an order?
I guess that ‘keep your hands off my body’ and ‘children have rights’ thing is a one way street in the liberal I ‘hate other people’s babies’ World. It seems that only power mad liberals are allowed to have rights in the Bizarro world hell they have created in order to punish others.