Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

July-20-98

Abortion Blocked in Case of Twelve Year Incest Victim

A Michigan Judge has blocked a twelve year old pregnant girl who is a victim of incest from being taken by her parents to Kansas to obtain an abortion Raped by her brother, the girl is twenty-eight weeks pregnant. Her doctor failed to properly diagnose her four times. Michigan outlaws abortions after twenty-four weeks except when the woman's life is endangered.

Prosecutors, tipped off by the girl's cousin, pressed a judge to forbid the girl from having an abortion until she underwent psychological treatment, saying that the girl was unsure whether she wanted to have the abortion or not. The Judge blocked the girl's parents from taking her out of state to get the abortion until she has had a month of treatment. The brother will face sexual assault charges.

Media Resources: AP - July 17, 1998


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

9/2/2015 Judge Rules Employers Can Object to Contraceptive Coverage on Moral Grounds - A district court judge ruled in favor of anti-choice group March for Life Monday, deciding that employers don't have to meet the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act if they have moral objections to birth control. . . .
 
9/1/2015 Nation's "Strongest Equal Pay Law" Set to Pass in California - California Governor Jerry Brown (D) is set to sign what has been called "the strongest equal pay law in the nation." The Fair Pay Act, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-CA),passed unanimously in both the State Assembly and Senate earlier this summer. . . .
 
9/1/2015 Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus - Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. . . .