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Nebraska Court Rules Teen Too Immature for an Abortion, Fine to Raise a Kid


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#1 Muda69

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:15 AM

http://www.slate.com...not_mature.html

 

 

The Nebraska Supreme Court denied a 16-year-old foster child’s request for an abortion on Friday because she was "not sufficiently mature" to make the decision herself. So instead, this immature young woman who does not want a baby will become a mother. Everyone wins.

 

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As Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute wrote me, “For a minor to navigate the legal process and an appeal shows that she has fully considered her options, her life circumstances and made her decision." So who’s the immature one?

 

Mature indeed.


Edited by Muda69, 08 October 2013 - 08:15 AM.

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#2 Absence Ovempathy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

http://www.slate.com...not_mature.html
 
Mature indeed.


Is adoption not an option in Nebraska? I know a gay couple who is very well off and looking to adopt. The bureaucratic red tape is unbelievable (it has nothing to do with their gayness). Perhaps if this country made adoption easier then abortions would become less of a solution...


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

It's too bad Nebraska isn't tougher on deadbeat dads. Dealing with one right now. 


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

That makes no sense.  So she isn't mature enough for an abortion, yet she is mature enough to be a mother, which is one of the biggest responsibilities a woman could ever assume...


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#5 Absence Ovempathy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

That makes no sense.  So she isn't mature enough for an abortion, yet she is mature enough to be a mother, which is one of the biggest responsibilities a woman could ever assume...

 

If I could try and frame the other side of the argument...

 

Having actually counseled women who made the very eternal decision to have an abortion, only to regret that decision years later after becoming enlightened with the wisdom of age, I can tell you that this was the right decision.    


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

If I could try and frame the other side of the argument...

 

Having actually counseled women who made the very eternal decision to have an abortion, only to regret that decision years later after becoming enlightened with the wisdom of age, I can tell you that this was the right decision.    

 

So you are saying every woman eventually regrets their decision to have an abortion?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

If I could try and frame the other side of the argument...

 

Having actually counseled women who made the very eternal decision to have an abortion, only to regret that decision years later after becoming enlightened with the wisdom of age, I can tell you that this was the right decision.    

 

Well I actually disagree with abortion, it's just the wording of the ruling that makes no sense.  Honestly it doesn't really sound like she is mature enough for either if you ask me.

 

So you are saying every woman eventually regrets their decision to have an abortion?

 

I would venture a guess that it's not the case with every woman.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

So you are saying every woman eventually regrets their decision to have an abortion?


Not at all. But I think the decision is so final (you are ending a life, after all) that it shouldn't be left to a minor to decide.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

Not at all. But I think the decision is so final (you are ending a life, after all) that it shouldn't be left to a minor to decide.

 

Ahh, so the hard and fast rule that anybody less than the age of 18 can't make a real decision about their life.  The life this young woman has led leads me to believe that she is more equipped to make such as decision as most 20-somethings out there.

 

And are we really going to have the 'abortion is murder' debate again?


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

Ahh, so the hard and fast rule that anybody less than the age of 18 can't make a real decision about their life.  The life this young woman has led leads me to believe that she is more equipped to make such as decision as most 20-somethings out there.

Apparently, the judge thought otherwise.

And are we really going to have the 'abortion is murder' debate again?


I didn't know there was a debate on that subject. *smirk*
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:53 PM

Apparently, the judge thought otherwise.

Until another Court decides otherwise.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:34 AM

Apparently, the judge thought otherwise.

And yes, judges are ALWAYS correct in their rulings.

I didn't know there was a debate on that subject. *smirk*

Maybe there isn't in your version of reality.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:43 AM

As I have stated in other "Abortion" threads... I have a hard time with the Govt. telling anyone what they can and can't do with their body...

 

I also have a problem with people who use abortion as birth control...


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

How long has this whole process taken? Is it fair to assume she is close to her due date by now?


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