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NOT mature enough for an abortion, but mature enough to bear a child

Page history last edited by CK 2 months, 2 weeks ago

A Florida appeals court decided Monday to uphold a lower court’s ruling that a pregnant 16-year-old had not shown she was “mature” enough to terminate her unwanted pregnancy, and must therefore give birth.

The teen, described as “parentless” in court documents, has been petitioning the state court system to let her get an abortion without the written consent of a parent or guardian, which is required for minors under a law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) two years ago.

She argued before Escambia County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Frydrychowicz that she was not ready to be a parent and did not have a job. She was living with a relative while she worked toward earning her GED.

But Frydrychowicz found that the teen did not establish “by clear and convincing evidence that she was sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy,” court documents say. Florida’s First District Court of Appeals upheld the decision, with two judges on the panel concurring and one issuing a separate opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/florida-court-says-teen-not-mature-enough-for-abortion-so-must-bear-child-instead_n_62fbf510e4b0a85a8196b41e


Mirrored at the Nerve Center as "Mature".


Categories: Class disparities, Double standards, Hypocrisy, NOT, Selective outrage, Serious consequences, Trying to have it both ways

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