WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl at the center of an abortion fight with the state may terminate her pregnancy.
Juvenile Judge Ronald Alvarez on Monday ruled that the teen, who has been in state custody for four years, would not be physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure. Last week, Alvarez blocked the girl’s abortion until a psychological evaluation was completed.
“He ruled that she is competent, that she has made a decision and that she has a right to act on that decision,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, which represented the girl.
This young girl is still years away from being able to legally operate a motor vehicle on our roads. She’s five years away from being able to cast a ballot. She’s just under a decade away from being able to sit down and have a beer. Yet for some reason some people in this country think she’s mature enough to make a decision that will end the life of her unborn child. Not to mention the fact that the unborn child itself isn’t considered old enough to, you know, have a right to live.
What a joke.
Paul from Wizbang:
And BTW, How THE HELL did a 12 year old get pregnant while in state custody?
And how many people have been fired/prosecuted over this?
Good questions, both.