Florida blocks teen’s abortion

From the Associated Press:

The state’s social services agency was granted a court order to block an abortion for a pregnant 13-year-old girl living in a state shelter, prompting an emergency appeal Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
…The girl learned she was pregnant two weeks ago and planned to have an abortion Tuesday. Her caseworker arranged for transportation and help. But the state Department of Children & Families asked a Palm Beach County juvenile judge Tuesday morning to block the procedure.
The state agency argued the 13 1/2-week pregnant girl — described as L.G. in court documents — is too young and immature to make an informed medical decision, according to the ACLU appeal.

Of course, too young to make a decision but plenty old to have a kid. And yes, I know I brought the whole minors/abortion issue up yesterday, but I think it warrants repeating.
Because the laws that affect teen girls and their bodies tell volumes about how all women are viewed. Anti-choice legislators (and activists) see women as children, unable to make decisions on their own—at 13 or 30 years-old. We need to be protected from ourselves and our bad decisions. That’s why our pharmacists won’t give out birth control or emergency contraception, or our states act as parents when we’re a 13 year-old with no family who wants an abortion.

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