Florida court rules 16-year-old girl not ‘sufficiently mature’ to get an abortion | WNT

A 16-year-old girl living with a guardian was told by a Florida court she is not “sufficiently mature” to petition for an abortion in the absence of parental permission.



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Author: Rafael


36 thoughts on “Florida court rules 16-year-old girl not ‘sufficiently mature’ to get an abortion | WNT

  1. Parentless….living with a relative…still can find a way to be responsible enough to say YES to sex…now doesn't want the responsibility of that outcome ❤️‍🩹

  2. Leftists: "We can abort babies because they're dependent on others!"

    Me: "Don't you advocate for others to take care of you regarding things like school loans, healthcare, etc?"

  3. The court's ruling is aimed at the doctor not the teen.

    Perfectly legal for the teen to take abortion pills without a doctor's prescription.

    Perfectly legal for the teen to travel to another state to procure an abortion then return back home to Florida.

    Of course the anti-choice out of control fanatical prosecutors would go after anyone involved other than the teen AFTER the teen procured a LAWFUL abortion.

  4. Not mature enough to have an abortion but mature enough to raise a fucking child? Make it make sense. Oh wait, you cant.

  5. So she's not mature enough to have an abortion, but she IS some how mature enough to carry a child to term successfully for the child AND her, and then mature enough to raise a child? Is she mature enough to make enough money to provide for the baby too? STOP TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE LIVE LIKE A "CHRISTIAN" !!!

  6. Each crisis pregnancy is an opportunity to reach beyond the immediate circumstances and to build life-respecting responses, where each new life is seen as an opportunity. It is up to us to show this in a loving and supportive way both to women facing untimely pregnancies and those who see the poverty, injustice, and brutality of abortion as a "cure" to poverty, injustice, and brutality.

  7. It is frightening to contemplate how easily people can separate the violence of abortion from the stories of family violence heard on the news. Perhaps that is why it seems kinder to them to kill a voiceless, unseen baby in the womb.

  8. She was grown enough to open her legs knowing the consequences right…They wanna run around and have a hot girl summer but don't want to take responsibility for they're actions, please. You knew you didn't have a job and still open your legs, you knew the guy you was sleeping with couldn't take care of a child but you still decided to have sex, you knew you was trying to get your GED but still that didn't stop you..girl bye

  9. Hmm a 16 year old girl with no job studying in school smart enough tho realize she isn’t prepared for whatever reason to have a child, but not wise enough to abstain from pre marital promiscuous sex… why don’t I see anyone in the comment section mentioning the lack of maturity/ legality on behalf of the male sperm donor, or parents ie: protection from a Father figure….

    No let’s just kill a baby.

  10. Just like this Florida law that protects fetal turtles from the moment they are laid, our governments also have the responsibility of safeguarding human life from the moment it is conceived (since humans don't lay eggs).

  11. An unemployed, impoverished, undereducated, single teenager will be forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy because she could give the child up for adoption (and likely will be forced to.) But an educated, married couple will be denied adoption due to low income. And at several agencies – at least here in the Bible belt – you have to be a practicing Christian. Seems like the system is geared towards making money rather than helping children.

  12. As a male, I'm not going to worry about the abortion issue. If women want freedom of choice, they need only vote democrat. Women are more than half of all voters.

  13. Its strange that a 16 year old needs the parents consent for an abortion. Yes, its a medical procedure, but giving birth is more dangerous than an abortion so it should not be an issue.

  14. I'm pretty sure most women or young girls that decide to abort will live with that for the rest of their lives and that burden is probably like know other , in the end God will pass his judgement and know one else should do so. What would happen if rape or pregnancy due to incest increased that men would be forced to have a vasectomy or maybe over population would force this on men it wouldn't happen so why force women

  15. If she claims to be mature than why doesn't she just give the baby up for adoption instead of murdering it,, there is that choice everybody tends to forget about…

  16. – A letter from the voiceless-
    Dear Mom,
      I want to start by saying I love you, you were my first connection with another person. And I hoped I would get to see you face to face, hear your sweet voice sing to me sleep, But that never happened. Whatever I did I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you or cause you any trouble, I just wanted you to be my mommy. What I went through physically hurt me, and I hope no one ever has to go through that again. But what hurt me even worst was the fact that my mommy that I love so much hated me. So much that you wouldn't even acknowledge that I was alive(lacking the ability to breathe unaided), you called me it(a clump of cells). And after all that you threw me away(like garbage), you wouldn't even do that to a pair of old shoes. Now it's to late for me, but on my behalf can you try to stop this from happening to any other babies. PLEASE!
                      The Unwanted

    P.S. I forgive you.

  17. This is heartbreaking. A teen with no parents, doesn't sound like she is in school as she's trying to get a GED . I wish there was a way to help her. Can people donate for this teen to leave the state and get the help she needs?

  18. She's sufficiently mature enough to change gender, drive, get married with adult permission, have apps collect her private data, use social media, wear makeup, get a tattoo, use drugs, and shoot guns under supervision, but she's not mature enough to decide if she wants an abortion? 😂

  19. Everyone is talking about the girl suffering consequences for her actions, but there was also a guy involved. What kind of consequences will be forced on him??? How about we give him a painful std & withhold medical treatment for 9 months? For every woman forced to carry a child, there is also a guy that should suffer along with her for contributing to an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy.

  20. Pregnancy is an exciting time full of rapid change and development for both you and your baby. While the growth happening on the outside is clear to everyone (hello, growing belly!), it’s the development we can’t see that is truly fascinating.

    Your fetus will begin the process of developing a brain around week 5, but it isn’t until week 6 or 7 when the neural tube closes and the brain separates into three parts, that the real fun begins.
    Parts of your baby’s brain
    Around week 5, your baby’s brain, spinal cord, and heart begin to develop. Your baby’s brain is part of the central nervous system, which also houses the spinal cord. There are three key components of a baby’s brain to consider. These include:

    Cerebrum: Thinking, remembering, and feeling occurs in this part of the brain.
    Cerebellum: This part of the brain is responsible for motor control, which allows the baby to move their arms and legs, among other things.
    Brain stem: Keeping the body alive is the primary role of the brain stem. This includes breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure.
    What develops in the first trimester?
    The first trimester is a time of rapid development and separation of the various parts of the brain, according to Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.

    Within 4 weeks, the rudimentary structure known as the neural plate develops, which Gaither says is considered the precursor to the nervous system. “This plate elongates and folds on itself forming the neural tube — the cephalad portion of the tube becomes the brain, while the caudal portion elongates to eventually become the spinal cord,” she explains.

    The neural tube continues to grow, but around week 6 or 7, Gaither says it closes, and the cephalad portion (aka the rudimentary brain) separates into three distinct parts: front brain, midbrain, and hindbrain.

    It’s also during this time that neurons and synapses (connections) begin to develop in the spinal cord. These early connections allow the fetus to make its first movements.
    What develops in the second trimester?
    During the second trimester, Gaither says the brain begins to take command of bodily functions. This includes specific movements that come from the hindbrain, and more specifically, the cerebellum.

    One of the first notable developments, sucking and swallowing, are detectable around 16 weeks. Fast-forward to 21 weeks, and Gaither says baby can swallow amniotic fluid.

    It’s also during the second trimester that breathing movements begin as directed by the developing central nervous system. Experts call this “practice breathing” since the brain (and more specifically, the brain stem) is directing the diaphragm and chest muscles to contract.

    And don’t be surprised if you feel some kicking during this trimester. Remember the cerebellum or the part of the brain responsible for motor control? Well, its directing the baby’s movements, including kicking and stretching.

    Gaither points out that a fetus can begin to hear during the late second trimester, and a sleep pattern emerges as the brainwaves from the developing hypothalamus become more mature.

    By the end of the second trimester, Gaither says the fetal brain looks structurally much like the adult brain with the brain stem almost entirely developed.

    What develops in the third trimester?
    The third trimester is full of rapid growth. In fact, as your baby continues to grow, so does the brain. “All the convoluted surfaces of the brain materialize, and the halves (right brain and left brain) will separate,” explains Gaither.

    The most notable part of the brain during this final trimester is the cerebellum — hence, the kicking, punching, wiggling, stretching, and all of the other movements your baby is performing.
    How to nurture brain development
    While it may feel like you have control over nothing for the next 9 months, you do have a say in the foods you eat. Healthy brain development starts before pregnancy.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source, a healthy diet that includes folic acid, both from foods and dietary supplements, can promote a healthy nervous system.

    “There are a number of defects along the baby’s brain and spinal cord that can occur when there is an abnormality occurring within the first weeks of brain development,” says Gaither. This may include anencephaly or spina bifida.

    Gaither says two supplements in particular are involved with fetal brain development:

    Folic acid
    Folic acid (vitamin B9, specifically) supports fetal brain and spinal development. Not only does it play a role forming the neural tube, but Gaither says it’s also involved in the production of DNA and neurotransmitters, and it’s important for the production of energy and red blood cells.

    Gaither recommends taking at least 400 to 600 micrograms of folic acid daily while you’re trying to conceive, and then continue with 400 micrograms daily during pregnancy.

    “If you’ve had a child with a neural tube defect, then 4 grams daily in the preconceptual period is advised,” says Gaither.

    Foods rich in folate/folic acid include dark green leafy vegetables, flaxseed, and whole grains.

    Omega-3 fatty acids
    Also important for fetal brain development are omega-3 fatty acids. “The brain has a high fat content, and the omegas are helpful in the deposition of the fat in not only the brain, but the eyes as well,” explains Gaither.

    Omegas are also helpful in the neural synapse development or nerve connections to each other.

    Foods rich in omega 3-fatty acids include salmon, walnuts, and avocados.

    Fetal brain development starts before you may even realize you’re pregnant. That’s why it’s important to start on a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid right away. If you’re not pregnant, but thinking about having a baby, add a prenatal vitamin to your daily routine.

    The brain begins to form early in the first trimester and continues until you give birth. During pregnancy, fetal brain development will be responsible for certain actions like breathing, kicking, and the heartbeat.

    Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your pregnancy, fetal brain development, or how to nurture the baby’s developing brain.

  21. Let me get this right. She is not mature enough handle the consequences an abortion might bring into her life. She is mature enough to handle the consequences of carrying and giving birth to a baby. The consequences of raising that child if she keeps it, or what consequences may occur to her mental health if she gives it up for adoption. And that is just the mental consequences and doesn’t address the physical complications and monetary drain that could affect her for the rest of her life.

  22. If you don’t have the mental financial in maturity to give birth then raise your child after pregnancy I would recommend more sufficient birth-control techniques!!

    The left are such evil sickos and this video is evidence that they will go to absolutely all lengths to kill unborn babies!!

    A former high ranking ambassador from the former administration had a theory that the United States specifically the entire left leaning political base is actually secretly controlled by communists!!

    He didn’t give any names or any specifics so they are all allegations but the tidbits of information and how he painted the picture was extremely compelling!!

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