A DEPARTMENT OF Human Services caseworker pressured a pregnant Mayfair teenager to undergo a late-term abortion by threatening to take away either her toddler or her unborn baby if she had the child, according to the teen’s foster mother.
The alleged strong-arm tactic happened one day after DHS learned of the pregnancy, when the girl was about 22 weeks pregnant, according to her foster mother and the girl’s social worker, Marisol Rivera. …
The Daily News also learned that:
* DHS got a Family Court judge’s order allowing it to take the girl for an abortion, after the girl’s birth mother refused to approve the procedure.
* By the time DHS arranged for the abortion – in March – the girl was 24 weeks pregnant. She had to undergo the procedure in New Jersey because abortions in Pennsylvania are illegal at 24 weeks.
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Answer by tnmomofive at 1:56 PM on May. 3, 2010
But I thought that abortion was all about MY body, MY CHOICE. Rather hypocritical, I think.
If this turns out to be true, looks like the state has some control in some people's body... That would be really sick, sad, and pathetic...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:29 PM on May. 3, 2010