13-year-old girl performed a self-induced abortion using a pencil. During the process the girl became horribly sick, began having contractions, and ultimately delivered the baby at home.
While at the hospital the girl admitted to conducting a "home abortion" on herself.
Pennsylvania is a parental consent state, meaning that this girl had no real legal access to abortion. So what happened? Did she take the advice of anti-choice activists and embrace this "gift"? No. She tried to abort the baby with a pencil and nearly killed herself in the process. Because that's what happens when desperation sets in.
I do care about the crime that's been committed and have plenty of opinions about the 'father' in this story; that's not what I am asking about.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Jun. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by mancosmomma at 8:35 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Jun. 9, 2010
I don't think the law is to blame. Who is to say that if she could have got a legal abortion for free right down the street that she would have went? Maybe at 13 she would have been to scared to ask. Did anyone ever say she wanted an abortion but was turned away? We have safe haven laws for baby's and that doesn't stop some people from throwing a child in a dumpster. I think some people are just too immature or mentally ill to make reasonable choices.
Answer by BlooBird at 11:30 PM on Jun. 9, 2010
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