posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by American-philosopher
I am not sure but I do know from firsthand experience that judges do start off with a specific perspective in mind as my wife has clerked for a ninth
circuit judge many years ago. She had persuaded him to change that perspective by introducing critical thought and cases of precedence and so forth.
Now, was the judge thinking ahead for the girl, maybe, but he, then is making assumptions that the law can not recognize. There is no telling if she
would have felt that way any more than knowing she wouldn't have the birth and then suffer postpartum disorder and go shoot up her fellow classmates.
It is all speculation.
When I met my wife as a teenager, she had a best friend who had gotten herself pregnant. She dropped out of school, had the baby and did her GED
diploma thing. She struggled financially to keep the baby and her boyfriend somehow wound up incarcerated for 2 years.
Somehow, she made it through with little to no help from her family who had kicked her out when it all happened. My wife and I helped her through
part of it by being there and supplying some basic food, clothing for them. Other friends and her local minister helped in ways too. She made it and
now has 3 more children and a decent job, 2 kids through college and two that chose other paths. It worked out for her and we have seen her at her
lowest and her happiest times so far. Maybe the judge knows best but besides his yay or nay, he will not be a part of this girls life and I doubt he
will follow up on this baby he forced her to carry 20 years from now.
That leads me to question what stake does the court have in this if she does or does not? IF the parents could not sway her why does the court need
to step in?
edit on 9-10-2013 by evc1shop because: clarity