Timeline laid out for controversial abortion case

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Updated: 11/06/2012 5:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- When the State Supreme Court ruling came down that they are denying a stay in this case, District Judge Egan Walker interrupted today's hearing to say in his own words: "That means we're here. We're going."

The judge then set the calendar for the case. There will be three more hearings with final arguments presented on Nov. 27.

During that time, medical experts will continue to testify on the impacts of the mentally-impaired 32-year-old's pregnancy. Also key is going to be multiple psychological profiles being done on the ward.

The judge is encouraging a settlement agreement between all the parties, but if that can't be reached, he may be forced to step in and make a decision.

The judge says these hearings to help him with that decision are "not focused on, or limited to termination of pregnancy. It may be a treament option. I don't know."

The attorney for the woman's guardians who want the pregnancy carried to term says that statement's nice, but in reality, this case boils down to a clear choice: have the baby or not.

News 4 will continue to keep you updated on this story.

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