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Monday, September 18, 2006

This is not China, forced abortions are illegal

Abort or die

Police say Maine couple kidnapped daughter, intent on forcing abortion

By Adrienne P. Samuels, Globe Staff | September 18, 2006

Katelyn Kampf did not subscribe to her parents' vision for her life, police said. The 19-year-old Maine resident secretly dropped out of college and moved in with a family that her parents disapproved of, authorities said.

After she became pregnant by a man who is now in jail, her parents allegedly resorted to extreme tactics: Police say they tied her up with rope, gagged her with duct tape, and put her in the family Lexus and drove her across state lines, intent on forcing her to have an abortion.

The parents -- prominent Portland, Maine, property owners Nicolas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf , 53 -- were arrested Friday at a strip mall in Salem, N.H., after their daughter escaped and called police.

The parents were held over the weekend on $100,000 cash bail each and are scheduled to be arraigned today on kidnapping charges in Salem District Court .

``Nobody has any legal right in this country to hold a kid against her will," Salem police Lieutenant Fred Rheault said. ``The words `pleasure trip' did not come up."

Other than the red marks left by the duct tape, the younger Kampf was uninjured, said police .

Katelyn Kampf , a former honors student and graduate of the Waynflete prep school in Maine , was removed from Boston College sometime last year because her parents disapproved of her current love interest, said Rheault
Friends and former classmates of Katelyn Kampf said the relationship between the teen and her parents was strained.

``She always had a really weird relationship with her parents," said Ella Stiler-Cote , another honors student from Waynflete who attends college in the Boston area. ``She was always running away in high school."

Pro-choice doesn't mean pro-kidnapping and forced abortion.

What doctor would perform an abortion on a 19 year old against her will? What the hell were these people thinking. She was with a loser, but now the odds are good they may wind up in jail for this.

posted by Steve @ 7:39:00 AM

7:39:00 AM

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