I really hate to distract attention away from my debate thread but I just had to write about this: A 13 year old Florida girl had her abortion blocked because she is ‘too young to choose’. Fuck.
A state court granted an injunction which prevents the girl from terminating her pregnancy.
She is three months pregnant and had planned to have an abortion on Tuesday of this week.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will launch an urgent appeal against the ruling.
They had damn well better. Looks like Florida has finally been completely sucked into the spiraling vortex of doom that is the American South. I would argue any other time that an abortion at three months is just about too far, but given that she’s 13 years old they should let her have the abortion. Won’t somebody please think of the children?
The American Civil Liberties Union ‘s executive director in Florida, Howard Simon, said forcing a 13-year-old to carry on an unwanted pregnancy to term, against her wishes, is not only illegal and unconstitutional, it is cruel.
Looks like the preborn have more rights than the young post-born. I am officially setting the irony alert to orange.