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 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

 

Training For Pregnancy Centers

Posted by on May 16, 2017 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 Webinar Download and save to your computer CareNet Webinar Download and save to your...

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