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The victim, whose identity remains anonymous, was raped by an adult relative while living with her mother, stepfather, four siblings, and uncle. After her mother turned physically abusive upon learning about her pregnancy, police placed the young girl into the Department of Human Resources’ custody.
The young girl told her caseworker that she wanted an abortion, and she filed a petition to the juvenile court for a waiver to a state law that requires written parental consent for an abortion. The court granted the waiver at first, but a district attorney appealed it later that day, believing that the victim was “too immature to make an informed decision and that there is no evidence that the abortion would be in the minor’s best interest.”
But the appeals court ultimately found the juvenile court’s decision valid, pointing out that the victim has the maturity required to understand abortion’s impact. “In this case, the minor is in the custody of DHR based on reports of physical abuse at the hands of her mother,” the court said. “The minor consistently stated that she wanted an abortion, that she was too young to care for a child, that she was scared, and that she did not want to have a child.”
originally posted by: jjkenobi
Way to cherry pick one case out of 600k abortions per year. I am against abortion overall but am fine with it being allowed in the case of rape, which is maybe 3% of all abortions. Get rid of the other 598k convenience abortions the USA does.