Thursday, February 14, 2013

LETU Alumni Changing the World: Stephen Casey

LeTourneau alumni are quietly changing the world from their workplaces in every nation. One example is LETU alumnus and attorney Stephen Casey, who has been at the center of Texas and national news this week for his efforts to save a human life.

The case involves protecting a 16-year-old girl from the Houston area who is being pressured by her parents to abort her 9-week-old fetus. See Fox News story here.

Stephen now lives in Austin where he co-founded the Texas Center for the Defense of Life, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "aggressively defend the sanctity of human life in Texas and federal courts from conception through natural death." They provide pro bono legal representation to pro-life individuals and organizations.

This lawsuit alleges the teenager's parents have used verbal and physical threats, including the teenager's mother indicating she might sneak an abortion pill to her daughter without her consent. The suit also alleges the teenager's father has threatened to take her for the abortion and that the "decision was his, end of story." TCDL has obtained a temporary restraining order against the teenager's parents, with a court hearing slated for Monday. Their argument is sound: Roe v. Wade case law and the so-called 'right to choose' includes the right to choose life.

"No one should be allowed to decide that an innocent life--especially one that belongs to someone else--is worthless," said Casey, who is chief counsel. "The right NOT to have an abortion is protected by law, and this right is not relinquished just because someone else considers the child to be an unwanted burden."

Please pray for God's strength and wisdom for Stephen as he leads this case. He is scheduled to appear on the "Justice with Judge Jeanine" show on Fox Network at 8 p.m. Saturday, Central Time. The show presents legal insights into high profile cases.

This cause is especially personal to me, and I am so proud to see an LETU alum fighting for life. Many of you know my testimony: Before I was born, God saved me from abortion, and I was instead adopted at birth. Let's pray for this baby in Houston to live.