December 20, 2019

West Virginia Woman Sues Department of Health and Human Services for Keeping her with her Father after he Raped her

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A 21-year-old West Virginia woman is suing her the state's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for allowing her to stay with her father after he raped her and her mother forced her into abortion.

The woman claims she was raped by her father when she was only 11 years old. She was put into foster care due to her mother's neglect and later placed in her father's home despite his criminal history of domestic abuse (even though her sisters were still placed in other homes). After she became pregnant, she told others that the father was another boy she knew but secretly confided with her mother, who informed DHHS. When employees came, they discussed the issue in front of both the victim and her father. The girl recanted her story, later saying that she did not want her father to go to jail. When DHHS said they wanted a tissue sample from the child to confirm who the father was, the girl's mother had already forced her into abortion by taking her to another state.

DHHS failed to place this girl in a safe home and later failed to protect her from abuse by both parents. To complete the story, an abortion clinic was all too happy to accept payment and cover her father's tracks. Abortion's role as a tool to protect rapists from being caught is a disgusting one, and yet another reason the practice of abortion should be removed from our culture.

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