Florida court rules 16-year-old too immature but mature enough to raise a child for abortion

If you’re a reasonable person living on planet Earth, there has hardly been a day in the past several years that conservatives haven’t made you want to scream. And unfortunately, today will not bring salvation from insanity.

On Tuesday, NBC News informed of That a Florida appeals court recently ruled that a 16-year-old without parents, a job, or a partner “is not mature enough to make a decision to terminate her pregnancy,” and thus has to be treated as a human. must be forced to make and maintain, which he apparently Is mature enough to The decision upheld the previous decision of the circuit judge. Jennifer Friedrichowicz, a registered republican, which prevented the girl from receiving the procedure without the consent of a parent or guardian, referred to in court papers as Jane Doe 22-B. The judges in their decision this week Harvey J, Rachel Nordby, And Scott Makro claimed that the juvenile had “not established from clear and convincing evidence that she was mature enough to decide whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. After reviewing the records,” the trio said, “We confirm the decision of the trial court under the prescribed standard of appellate review. [in the consent law]In her petition to have an abortion, the teenager wrote that she is “not ready to have a child,” doesn’t have a job, “is still in school,” and the father is unable to support her.

This should Needless to say, even though it should be explicitly stated, that it is completely insane to declare that a person is not mature enough to make the decision to terminate a pregnancy, but is mentally and physically taxed. The work is big enough to go through with growing and giving birth to a child as well as the lifelong, never-ending task of raising him. Republicans, of course, don’t really care about what happens when they get pregnant, viewing women as mere reproductive vessels, and they Definitely Don’t give a crap about babies once they are born. Somewhat tangentially, we would also argue that knowing that a child is not ready to be born is actually a clear sign of maturity, setting aside the fact that there should be reason enough to not want one. .

while the appeals court decision Partly unanimous, Makar partially disagreed with his colleagues, saying that the matter should be returned to Friedrichowicz for further consideration. “The trial judge clearly views the matter as a very close call, finding that the minor was ‘credible’, ‘open’ and irresponsible with the judge,” Makar wrote. “The trial judge will be considering whether the minor – who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time – would potentially be returning before long – given the lack of statutory time in play – to remove any doubts.” The trial court harassed him.” Makar noted that the teen is pursuing a GED with “joining a program designed to help young women experiencing trauma in their lives by providing educational support and counseling,” and “something from her.” Experiencing renewed trauma (death of a friend) a while back. She decided to seek termination of her pregnancy.” Obviously, the extreme trauma resulting from being forced to give birth was of little importance to the other judges.

Not surprisingly, those who aren’t onboard for the dystopian hellscape Republicans want us all to live in. “A Florida court is stopping a 16-year-old girl from having an abortion because she says she is not ‘mature’ enough to make a decision. But is she mature enough to raise a child?” Member of parliament Diana Deegt tweeted, “This is outrageous. And so we must stop this extreme GOP agenda immediately!” Florida Senate Minority Leader lauren book Told After saying that she was not ready to have a child, was doing her studies, not working a job, and the father was unable to support her, the girl was “punishment” for continuing with the unwanted pregnancy. ” was. : “I can’t really fathom the court’s justification for finding this brave young woman ‘not mature enough’, other than pure political will or inability to separate church and state, for herself, her body and Best for your future.”

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