Inmate Resisted Pressure to Abort at SC Planned Parenthood, Births Healthy Baby Boy

Earlier this year, Operation Rescue posted photos and a story about an inmate from the South Carolina prison inmate who was escorted into the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in May, handcuffed and crying. The incident took place on May 30, 2015. At the time, it appeared that the distraught woman, who was inside the Planned Parenthood clinic for about two hours, had an abortion, raising questions about why a state-run prison facility was expending tax money to facilitate and/or subsidize an abortion. Today, we have a happy update on what appeared to be a tragic story. A blog site, FitsNews.com has reported that it tracked down the inmate’s husband, Harvie Coates, who reports that his wife, Brook, gave birth seven weeks early to their son, Kooper Bryan Coates. Dad is caring for Kooper, who is reportedly putting on weight and is healthy and much loved. But Harvie Coates also had something disturbing to say about his wife’s visit to Planned Parenthood. Here is an excerpt from the FitsNews.com story posted November 13, 2015: [Harvie] almost didn’t get the chance to care for Kooper. Both prison officials and Planned Parenthood staffers reportedly urged Brook Coates to abort her son, her husband told us. “They were saying she needed to do it,” Harvie Coates said. “They said she wouldn’t survive the pregnancy.” Apparently Brook Coates had a very difficult delivery with one of her other children and there were concerns about her blood pressure spiking during childbirth. But the couple “thought about it and prayed about it” and after consulting with their pastor they decided to have the baby. “I’m glad...