16-year-old Carla Perez, said her mother forced her to have an abortion.
KHOU 11-News reports that her mother learned of her pregnancy nearly three weeks ago and demanded for her to have an abortion. Perez said her mother did not want to take her to a clinic because she didn't want her to have anesthesia.
"So we ended up going to a lady and she ended up buying some pills," Perez said.
Perez, who believes she was about five months pregnant, said her mother forced her to take the pills that caused her to have contractions the next day.
"It went on for, like, four or five hours and then I ended up having the baby," Perez said. She said that she gave birth inside their home and her mother immediately took the infant away.
Perez said she didn’t know if the baby was dead or alive at birth.
"Whenever the baby came out, my mom, she just grabbed it," Perez said. "I just went straight to my room and I was crying."
Her mother came in and revealed the baby’s body to Perez, then she went and buried the newborn in their backyard.
She said she was too scared to tell anyone because her mother had threatened her numerous times. Perez broke down and told an aunt what happened. The aunt called police.
Police have requested a search warrant and are currently waiting to enter the home to investigate.
No charges have been filed in the case. Relatives gave permission to interview Carla and reveal her identity.
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