Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges
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I got irritated when I saw the following story on the BBC's site:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4500245.stm

In particular, this portion got me steamed:
Florida's department of children and families intervened and took the matter to court, arguing the teenager, who is under the care of the state, is too young and immature to make an informed medical decision.

But she's not too young and immature to get pregnant, obviously. Now she faces the trauma of being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

I hope there's something about this story that mitigates this awful situation somehow. I poked about on CNN's site and the ACLU's site, but didn't find any mention of the story. Anyone have more information?

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