NewsTue Aug 8, 2000 - 12:15 pm EST
UPDATE ON MOM WHO TRIED TO FORCE DAUGHTER TO ABORT AT GUNPOINT
FORT PIERCE, Aug 8 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Glenda Dianne Dowis, 42, who according to police attempted to force her 16-year-old daughter to have an abortion at gunpoint, has been released on $50,000 bond early Saturday. Dowis is prohibited from having any contact with her daughter. The Sun-Sentinel reports that assistant States Attorney Dean Merten said Friday his office would review the charges - aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated child abuse - and announce in about three weeks whether they will be pursued. Dowis faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Christina Dunigan of Pro-Life Views at About.com reported Friday that the alleged father of the baby, Jeffrey Watson, is 23 years old. Watson said that Brittany’s mother threatened to file rape charges against him if Brittany didn’t have the abortion. No charges are currently filed against Watson for his unlawful intercourse with an underage girl.