So Much for the "It Takes a Village" Theory

I wonder if the nanny staters of the world are proud of this one:

Fla. Judge OKs Abortion for 13-Year-Old

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl at the center of an abortion fight with the state may terminate her pregnancy.

Juvenile Judge Ronald Alvarez on Monday ruled that the teen, who has been in state custody for four years, would not be physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure. Last week, Alvarez blocked the girl’s abortion until a psychological evaluation was completed.

“He ruled that she is competent, that she has made a decision and that she has a right to act on that decision,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, which represented the girl.

The state Department of Children & Families had argued that the girl, known only in court papers as L.G., was too young and immature to decide for herself to have an abortion. The agency said state law prohibited the agency from consenting to the procedure.Without the benefit of a time machine, any court finding the she will not be “physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure” is meaningless. That’s not a finding, that’s a hope. And one that is quite doubtful at that.

If the girl is has been in state custody sine age 9 it is a pretty sure bet she is messed up to begin with. — And the fact she managed to conceive at age 12 or 13 does not give me confidence she is responsible enough to make this decision….

And BTW, How THE HELL did a 12 year old get pregnant while in state custody?

And how many people have been fired/prosecuted over this?

Hillary was wrong. It doesn’t take “a village” to raises a child. It takes responsible parents. When the government can figure out how to fill all the potholes and eliminate crime, THEN maybe we can discuss them raising children.

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