Immaturity Ruling Reversed In Abortion Case

     WEST PALM BEACH (CN) – A Florida appeals court overturned a lower court’s finding that a 17-year-old was too immature to get a judicial waiver of parental consent for an abortion because she had not spoken to medical experts.

     Although consulting with medical experts shows maturity, it is “only one factor among many” in the analysis of her petition, the ruling states. The court noted that the plaintiff gets good grades, has a full-time job and is in a committed relationship with a man she intends to marry. See ruling.

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