The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
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The 13 year old girl in Florida who is being prevented from having an abortion (which I mentioned here). stands up for herself in court.
"Why can't I make my own decision?"
That was the blunt question to a judge from a pregnant 13-year-old girl ensnared in a Palm Beach County court fight over whether she can have an abortion.
"I don't know," Circuit Judge Ronald Alvarez replied, according to a recording of the closed hearing obtained Friday.
"You don't know?" replied the girl, who is a ward of the state. "Aren't you the judge?"

I think this whole case is appalling, but it's great to see that this girl has been able to speak up and that she's defending her own decision in court.

Link from andypop.
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