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    Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle - Yahoo! News

    A pregnant teen who sued her parents, claiming they were coercing her to have an abortion, will be able to give birth to her baby.

    Attorneys representing the 16-year-old girl were granted a long-term injunction against the girl's parents in Texas family court on Monday, according to court documents.
    The teen is 10 weeks pregnant and the injunction will last for the duration of her pregnancy.

    As part of the order, the girl will be able to use her car to go to school, work and medical appointments. Her parents had taken away the use of the car as part of their effort to force an abortion, court papers stated.

    The teen's parents will be liable for half of the hospital bill when she gives birth, unless she is married to the baby's 16-year-old father.

    Wow. This is odd. Not the story I thought it was going to be for sure.

    Not sure how I feel about this. Who is liable for the other half of the hospital bill?

    I imagine the tension in that house must be pretty high.

    Who has what rights here?
    When a child, a minor, is giving birth who has the ultimate say over this situation?

    Exactly what rights do the parents of the pregnant child have here?

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    This is only a story because the pro-choice crowd is appalled by her choice.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    I think this is the wrong result.

    A car is not her right. Did she pay for her car? No, she didn't. She has no right to it. I swear, the judge must have been either takin' a piss at the whole situation or was completely drunk.

    Either way, this is a wrong ruling. It may be legal, I don't know the laws of Texas in this regard, but it sure as hell isn't a smart decision or a logical one.

    But the law is the law.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Yeah, the hospital bill thing left my wondering as well. But I'm also a little concerned about whether she should continue living in their house under these circumstances. I don't think "tension" even begins to describe it, and I'm a little concerned about her safety.

    I don't know about who owns what, but I am also not sure how or if they should be making her parents pay for this. Choice implies responsibility. This is a crappy situation, but she needs to accept hers.

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    This is only a story because the pro-choice crowd is appalled by her choice.
    There's another thread about this, and you can see for yourself how plainly wrong you are. But I don't expect you to care about reality

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    The parents shouldn't be made to allow use of the car OR be forced to cover half of the medical expenses.
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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    This is only a story because the pro-choice crowd is appalled by her choice.
    I'm pro choice and I fully support her being able to make her own decision and believe that her parents are in the wrong. Can you find me a single pro-choice person that has argued that the parents should be able to force her to get an abortion or that she shouldn't have the right to choose?
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I think this is the wrong result.

    A car is not her right. Did she pay for her car? No, she didn't. She has no right to it. I swear, the judge must have been either takin' a piss at the whole situation or was completely drunk.

    Either way, this is a wrong ruling. It may be legal, I don't know the laws of Texas in this regard, but it sure as hell isn't a smart decision or a logical one.

    But the law is the law.
    I could be wrong but the court is probably ruling that the parents cannot punish their child simply because she chooses to keep her child. If the girl had a car before the pregnancy she should be able to retain its use after. It's a minor part of the issue, in any event.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Yeah, the hospital bill thing left my wondering as well. But I'm also a little concerned about whether she should continue living in their house under these circumstances. I don't think "tension" even begins to describe it, and I'm a little concerned about her safety.

    I don't know about who owns what, but I am also not sure how or if they should be making her parents pay for this. Choice implies responsibility. This is a crappy situation, but she needs to accept hers.



    There's another thread about this, and you can see for yourself how plainly wrong you are. But I don't expect you to care about reality
    Of course, since you don't agree with me, I'm plainly wrong - why don't you educate me about parental responsibility for the health and safety of their children.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I could be wrong but the court is probably ruling that the parents cannot punish their child simply because she chooses to keep her child. If the girl had a car before the pregnancy she should be able to retain its use after. It's a minor part of the issue, in any event.
    Its a minor part in regards to what? She having a child? Yes.

    But its not a minor part in regards to property rights isn't it? The car isn't the girls' property. It's the parents. So is most of the things she owns, unless she paid for them.

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    Re: Pregnant Teen Wins Abortion Battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I could be wrong but the court is probably ruling that the parents cannot punish their child simply because she chooses to keep her child. If the girl had a car before the pregnancy she should be able to retain its use after. It's a minor part of the issue, in any event.
    It isn't the court's legal right to determine whether or not a child may be "punished" or what constitutes "punishment" unless and until such actions constitute clearly defined abuse.

    Taking her car, which is likely not in her name and thus not her property, is absolutely within the parents' rights.
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