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Associated Press - May 13, 2008 12:13 AM ET
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A mother who was taken from a Texas polygamist sect and is being held as a minor in state custody has given birth to a baby boy.
Officials immediately took the child into protective custody.
The new mother has claimed she is 22 and has filed a writ of habeas corpus to be freed from state custody.
Habeas corpus (/'heɪbiəs 'kɔɹpəs/), Latin for "you [should] have the body", is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment.
State authorities acknowledge that the mother may be an adult. But they say she's 1 of nearly 30 girls whose ages are in dispute.
Originally posted by cutbothways
I just can't find the law, the allows our government, whether state or federal, to take away a baby from a Mother.