Juda Myers of Choices4Life calls her a “Hero Mom.”
A 14 year old Alabama girl became pregnant from a rape, but she courageously chose life for the baby that was conceived. She refused to consider the option of abortion, and told her grandparents, who are her legal guardians, that if they would help her, she would raise and love this baby.
(update 6/17/16 6:00 am)
We have word that Thursday evening Alabama workers took the mother and her twin brother into custody. Once again, no court order indicating why these children were being removed. Hearing for this case is set for 9am.
There has been talk that mother and baby have been reunited, but not confirmed.
While I have not found an opinion from the 11th Circuit Court almost every other Federal Circuit Court has ruled no imminent (or any other) danger requires a court order. Not only would this be considered a seizure under the 4th amendment as allowed by the 14th; it violates Art I, Sec 5 of the Alabama Constitution. Where is the due process of law?
How You Can Help
People are invited to rally outside the Shelby County Courthouse at 112 N Main St, Columbiana, AL, on Friday, June 17. The Shelter Hearing is scheduled for 1pm, and supporters are planning to be there by 12:30.
Senator Cam Ward is the Senator for their district. He may be reached at 334-242-7873, or contacted here.
Representative April Weaver represents their district. She may be reached at 334-242-7731, or contacted here.