Judge says he can order abortion for disabled Nevada woman

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    Judge says he can order abortion for disabled Nevada woman

    Judge says he can order abortion for disabled Nevada woman - CBS News

    Should a judge be able to rule in this manner? Is it overstepping his bounds?
     
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    The state is currently her guardians, however I think precedent will prove him wrong if he chooses to rule in favor of an abortion.


    Having read about the case, I doubt he will choose to abort.
     
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    He should enforce the abortion. The woman has the mental age of a six year old. Her parents are blinded by their Catholic faith.
     
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    Just because she can't raise a child is not a valid reason to force someone to have a medical procedure against the will of their guardians.
     
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    Her parents have no right to force their religious beliefs upon their daughter. Take away the right to argue in favor of their religion and see what argument they have.
     
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    The Judge should not ever be allowed to make that decision....

    her adoptive PARENTS are her legal guardians in this case....they have full control...

    And unless the man that screwed her had the mental capacity of a 6 year old as this woman.... then she most definitely was raped and they should most certainly be looking for a rapist to lock up right now....

    6 yr olds or the mentality of a 6 yr old, can not give consent to anything....period.
     
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    if the state is her guardian...... why not?
     
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    I thought I read the parents have guardianship? After I posted that I read about those with seizures and having children. They need to be monitored by doctors and some removed from their anit-seizure meds BUT apparently a normal birth can occur and no health damages to child or mother.
     
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    Their argument is a valid one, it's their child and they get to make the medical decisions. The state stepping in and going agaisnt the will of parents/family/guardians should be rare, and only occur when harm is evident.
     
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    Here is an article which tells more about her condition:



    In abortion fight, disabled woman's parents turn to Nevada high court - latimes.com
     

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