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Pregnant Girls Escape Brainwashing

February 12, 2007 permalink

Three pregnant teenagers escaped from the New Hope Maternity Home in Utah after binding the home operator Jana Moody to another woman and stealing her credit card and vehicle. Since then one of the girls has turned herself in to police in California, the other two are still on the run. The story below gives the basic facts.

The press is mystified why the girls would do such a thing, but the blogosphere tells it like it is. The girls were the target of psychological warfare to induce them to give up their babies for adoption. They were far away from their homes and not allowed to communicate with family or friends. Blogger FauxClaud writes:

Being held against your will at a maternity home is not much fun. Separated from friends and family at a vulnerable time in ones life, being forced to go there by such friends and family with the knowledge that the future only holds the forced separation from one’s baby can be like a death sentence. No one will help you. No one cares about what you want.

Well intended parents of young women are wrongly informed on how adoption is a great solution for their families often not understanding that they are creating a vast wound that their daughters will carry for life.



Summit Daily News

Pregnant trio of runaway Utah girls may be in California

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, January 24, 2007

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Police on Tuesday located the van they say was used by three pregnant teenagers to flee an American Fork maternity home after they allegedly assaulted the director with a frying pan.

The van was found abandoned in Los Angeles County, American Fork Sgt. Shauna Greening told Salt Lake City's KUTV television.

The van was not occupied, nor did officers find any clues that would lead them to the three girls. Greening said police believe the girls may be getting help from friends to stay on the run.

Police thought the trio may have headed to California after speaking with Carlos Rivera, whose 16-year-old girlfriend is in the group. Rivera, of Chicago, told police California was the destination mentioned by his girlfriend during a phone call last week.

"I haven't talked to her for four days," Rivera said Monday.

The other girls, both 15, are from California and Texas. Police said they struck Jana Moody with a pan, then tied her and another pregnant girl and dashed in the woman's van Jan. 16.

They immediately used Moody's credit card to get gas, but there is no other evidence of spending, Police Chief Lance Call said.

"If they've gotten rid of that van, and they are keeping their heads down ... it's possible they could be gone for a while," he said.

The girls likely will face charges in Utah County, Call said.

New Hope Maternity Home, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, is a place for struggling teens to learn about prenatal care, adoption and parenting skills. They are sent by their families to get them away from drugs or bad relationships.

The 16-year-old's mother, Gina Castro of Chicago, is anxious for news.

"I'm scared to death for her life. My daughter's in more trouble now than she was before," Castro said.

Source: Colorado Summit Daily News