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    When courts give children rights beyond the control of their parent, that action in itself should release parents from any further legal responsibility to that child.
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    That's an interesting point. If an underage teen sues their parents for this or any other perceived infringement upon their rights, should the court, if finding in the teen's favor, also thereby legally emancipate the teen? Hmm ...
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    @Denizen_Kate It would seem like common sense but then, common sense is not abundant in this country any more
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    @Denizen_Kate Well at a minimum it should make clear the parents have no responsibility to care for or provide for the daughters baby, but if the girl can figure out how to take care of herself or has a husband or boyfriend willing to support her, having the baby may be ill advised, but it is her right...
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    @Denizen_Kate I think so. The parents should be absolved from any legal responsibility to their 16yr old daughter along with said fetus. I would love to see the Judge make that ruling....
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    I think this poll question is worded wrong? They aren't telling her to NOT have an abortion, they are telling her TO have one.
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    it is - I would like to know if people think the parents can / should force her to have an abortion.
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    I noticed that to....anyway....I voted yes to the question after reading and rereading it....
    Look, there is a human baby life inside....and the mother herself seems to use abortion as birth control....which as far as the claims go....abortion is supposedly not for birth control....
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    @Knightmare

    Regardless of ones belief about abortion, this is a legal question and not a moral one. The girl will have the baby. Her parents will pay for it. Such is the reality of irresponsible procreation.
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    wonder where she thinks she will live after she has the child and how does she think she will take care of it? I'm sure that a responsible person like her wouldn't expect her parents to be responsible to her and her child.
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    This is a strange one. I almost fired off a reply, then sat back and almost went the other way and then decided I have no idea how the courts will rule on this one. I know I wouldn't be happy about supporting yet another baby.
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    Oh, but so many of them do think it's their parents responsibility. Moms and Dads never get to have a life to themselves because they're busy raising grandchildren.
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    @DARSB - Dang!! Now that would be a bummer. Essentially paying to have yourself sued. No matter which way it fall... court costs to the loser.
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    Denise is the mother of the 16 year old, and Denise has had four abortions. Perhaps she should have stuck with that method.
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    Bad situation. 4 abortions wow. This girl is going to end up on the system (food stamps &,ect. I guess more tax money spent by us for that. But, hey she's a child and the baby has to be taken care off. Poor baby, without her parents support. Smh.. I hope everything works out for her.
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    @Brownie You're probably right, although you read the article wrong. It's the girl's mother who had 4 abortions already, not the 16 year old.
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    Should parents be legally able to prevent underage daughters from having abortions?
    YES!! she isnt of age...she shouldnt have had casual sex with anyone.
    The parents have RIGHTS!!!
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    Wow mixed feelings on this one. The parents, or to be grandparents, will be the ones responsible ultimately, I believe, for their child and her baby. However, I sure hate to force another person to deal with knowing they aborted their child. I think that stays with ya for life.
    Tough call.
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    according to the article, the mother has had four abortions and said that having a baby was the worst mistake of her life... that's the reasoning that they are using in trying to force their child into having an abortion, anyway.

    nice folks.
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    btw... aren't you assuming that the girl's parents would help her with the child? i have serious doubts. she probably has her own plan for her life, and i doubt that it includes them for much longer. her mother sounds like a real piece of work.
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  • #124
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    This poll question makes no sense given the context of the article. The parents were trying to force their daughter to have an abortion, NOT to prevent her from having one.
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    In all respects it should be up to the mother to be rather its for or against it should be the RIGHT of the pregnant woman to CHOOSE rather or not she wills to carry the child.
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    Why did you phrase the question this way, when the story is about parents trying to force her TO have an abortion. This is the only reason I voted no...seems kind-of deceptive.
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    WHAT ON EARTH? This questioned was posed totally opposite of what the story was about. I can't even respond to questions being put in ways that will shape the answers. No person should ever be able to force others to kill unborn babies nor should any person ever be forced to pay for someone else to kill an unborn baby.
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    okay 1 im seeing alot of people take the article out context , the mother of the 16 year old had 4 abortions. 2nd FUCK all of you saying the parents have the right to FORCE her into an abortion like excuse me but half of you know damn well if it was you your answer would be the same as mine , its that girls vagina not her parents , her life not her parents , her uterus not her parents , and het god damn baby so if anyone should have a say in an abortion it should be the mother of the child , not her parents espcially her mom has had 4 making it seem like its what she does for a damn living
  • #103
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    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is great.
    If a sperm is wasted,
    God gets quite irate....

    Some loving couple might have adopted that baby, Raised & Nurtured him/her
    that kid could have been the next Albert Einstein.. or Hitler...

    thing is that kid had/had a right to exist just as you and I do...
    Imagine being in bed and getting ripped out and killed...

    there is always an alternative... Like Adoption
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    If they have to pay for the abortion ... then you bet your ass they should have the final say! If not, kick her whoring ass out the door and let all the pro-life folks pay for her welfare ... maybe she can pop out a few more illegitimate kids whiles she's on welfare ... oh what joy that will bring to all the pro-lifers ... lol!
  • #80
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    Seems to always come back to parenting. This girl has had 4 abortions already? You would think after the first perhaps they would have laid down some set of rules? Well before the first would of been ideal but this sure isn't an ideal situation now is it!
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