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Originally posted by shadwgirl
ok, I am officially appalled with the way our country is going. A mentally handicapped woman is in court fighting for her unborn child. She does admit that she can't raise the poor thing but has 6 couples willing to adopt. What right does the state have to force an abortion and sterilization on this woman? If she chose the abortion it would be one thing but the state is going to court to force her.
mods if this is in the wrong category, please move. thanks
(visit the link for the full news article)
It would be different if this was her and the family's decision but it isn't. It is some social worker who doesn't believe that mentally retarded people should be allowed to procreate
the department issued an informal report requesting that the Court set a status hearing to address the potential health effects Elisa’s pregnancy could have on her and her unborn child, and possibly override the mutual decision made between Elisa and her parents to have her baby.
Jason Guinsasso, the attorney for the Bauers, says that the court has no jurisdiction to intervene in any health-related decisions regarding Elisa — pregnancy included — because Elisa’s parents are the legal guardians. He adds that Washoe County Social Services Department must submit a formal petition based on substantial grounds to usurp guardianship before the County Court can get involved.
(How did social services get involved anyway? Doesn't a call have to be made to get them involved?)
Originally posted by Gridrebel
reply to post by Doodle19815
Some consumers have what's called 'alone' time. It may be part of their goal plan. However, the lack of monitering is awful. There are state regulations and I think this home should be put out of business.
Nevada prohibits public funding of abortion for women eligible for state medical assistance for general health care unless the procedure is necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman, or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest and the woman signs a notarized affidavit or witnessed declaration attesting to the rape or incest. Div. of Health Care Financing & Policy, Nev. Dep't of Human Resources, Medicaid Services Manual, ch. 600, § 603.4(2)(c) (Sept. 9, 2003)