Court Rules 12-Year-old girl in State custody can have abortion without parental consent

July 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Alabama Appeals Court upheld a lower court’s decision to grant a parental consent waiver for an abortion to an unidentified 12-year-old girl, who claims she become pregnant after being raped by a family member.

This ruling occurred even though the local District Attorney objected to the abortion, no family member signed, and the girl is in custody of the State of Alabama’s Department of Human Resources.
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