NV judge won't order abortion for impaired woman

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Updated: 11/15/2012 1:29 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County district judge has decided against forcing a mentally impaired Nevada woman to have an abortion.

KRNV-TV in Reno reports that all parties reached a tentative agreement in court on Wednesday to help the 32-year-old through her high-risk pregnancy.

The case has drawn attention from anti-abortion advocates nationally.

The woman's legal guardian told KRNV that Judge Egan Walker agreed the woman wants to carry the pregnancy to term, and the evidence so far doesn't show it's medically necessary to abort.

The woman has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. She was living in a Reno group home when she wandered away from it and became pregnant 13 weeks ago. The child's father has not been identified, and it's unknown whether the pregnancy resulted from rape or consensual sex.


Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.krnv.com


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