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Legally, the baby could have been aborted. Because the girl was a minor, she would have needed a judge's or parental permission to obtain an abortion.
Originally posted by Bleys
Given the choice of having to tell her parents these two decided to abort their child themselves. Old enough to have sex, but still young enough to fear their parent's wrath. What if he had caused internal injuries - he would be looking at a manslaughter charge. If there was ever a reason to waive the parental consent laws maybe this is it.
Originally posted by CommonSense
There is much to be gained by charging the "father". Our society cannot continue to exist when people act in the manner he did. This is certainly not someone who should be free to walk the streets. This is a most disgusting act which cannot be excused by some foolish attorney's bizarre statement that there's nothing to be gained by charging the boy.
Originally posted by marg6043
Sad that in this time an age our children has to incur in barbaric act like this because they are scare of the result of their actions may seem to society and their families.
But at the same time the lack of education and counseling gave them another undesirable result.
This proved that not matter what, abortion in any type or any way will be seek by those that do not desire a child at the moment.
These are the realities of life and the consequences of our lack of understanding and poor teachings to our young.