"Her parents chased her out into the yard, grabbed and tied her hands and feet together," Salem Police Officer Sean Marino wrote in a court affidavit. "Katelyn states that her father then carried her to their car and they headed toward New Hampshire." Why the grab-and-go? Katelyn's parents were upset that she was pregnant by a man who had been jailed; they planned to force her to abort the baby. Katelyn, 19, escaped Friday at a shopping center and called police, who arrested her parents, Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola, 53, of North Yarmouth, Maine. Investigators said rope, duct tape, scissors and a .22-caliber rifle were found in the Kampfs' Lexus and Nicholas Kampf had a loaded .22- caliber magazine clip in his pants pocket. The elder Kampfs were jailed on a kidnapping charge and were being held on $100,000 bail each. In light of today's abortion laws, it is ironic that if the Kampfs had successfully forced Katelyn, an adult who apparently wanted her child, to abort, a second charge might have been something on the order of murder.
Update: It's worse: The Kampfs, who are white, allegedly wanted to force their daughter to abort because the father is black.
from the WorldMag Blog.