Judge decides not to force mentally impaired woman to have abortion

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Updated: 11/14/2012 12:31 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A Washoe County District judge is deciding not to force a mentally impaired woman to have an abortion.

After weeks of hearings, an agreement between all parties involved was tentatively set early this morning to help the 32-year-old through her medically high risk pregnancy.

The woman's legal guardian tells News 4, the court agreed the ward wants to carry the pregnancy to term, and evidence so far doesn't show it's medically necessary to abort.

News 4 has a crew working right now to dig deeper into this decision. We'll bring you more this afternoon on News 4 at 4, 5 and 6.

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Steve - 11/15/2012 12:26 PM
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For starters, it seems to me you should state that the legal guardians are the pregnant woman's parents. I for one am glad the judge left it in their hands. They're the ones who gave birth and raised her, so if they want to continue giving care and providing for her well-being, let them do so!

Zerts - 11/14/2012 2:48 PM
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I have been following this case since it hit the airwaves and am thankful the court made the decision it did. While I am pro-choice, I believe children are a blessing and life begins at conception. To have aborted this child because of the mother's underlying medical condition would have been wrong. I know first-hand that women with epilepsy CAN have normal healthy babies if they receive proper pre-natal care. I am also thankful the grand parents have decided to place the baby for adoption because their daughter is clearly unable to properly care for the child.

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