Im posting this in D&D because I figured there is so many answers and people will probably want to debate it anyways.
So in high school I knew a girl, she was 18 with a five year old. She was raped when she was 12 and had her daughter at 13 I believe. the baby was adopted by a family friend.
I was wondering what kind of rights she would have had at 12/13? Like if her parents wanted their daughter to have an abortion and she didnt could they make her? what if the situation was reversed and they didnt want her to have an abortion would she be forced to keep it?
What about adoption? if she wanted to keep it and her parents dont do they have the right to put the baby up for adoption?
She has every right legally as a 16 year old.
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" She has every right legally as a 16 year old."
She would have every right any other mother has.
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*pregnant sixteen year old, sorry.
No her parents couldn't make her abort or adopt or even keep the baby. She would have to give consent.
Meaning she can sign all of the papers for the foetus but not herself. She would be able to decide whether she wants an abortion or not or adopt the baby out or not.
She has the same rights any other mother would have.
But her parents are not legally obligated to keep the child in their home or provide financially.
She has all of them.
No one can make her do something she doesnt want to do LEGALLY, but family pressure, stress, etc, thats all a factor and she may feel she has no other choice but to do as they say. She is still a kid at 12/13
huh ok. I was curious about the abortion part mainly cause my grandmother was a foster parent and had a girl who was 14 and she said her parents forced her to have an abortion... I always assumed they litteraly had that power but thinking about it now she was probably pressured into doing it
In Indiana at least i know you can't get an abortion without a family member's consent who's over the age of 21 if you are under age.
Dumb, kind of. I get the parents should know in case there's complications, but i know someone who wanted one and her parents refused to "give their daughter a ticket to hell" so she went through an adoption that tore her into pieces. :(
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" In Indiana at least i know you can't get an abortion without a family member's consent who's over the ... [snip!] ... and her parents refused to "give their daughter a ticket to hell" so she went through an adoption that tore her into pieces. :("
wow how awful!
Well I had my daughter pretty young (I really don't wanna say how old I was at the time) and I was given full reign on what I could do. Then again they also educated me heavily of all of my options, though I found out pretty late and abortion was kind of out of the question, but I didn't consider it at that time anyway. What happened for me was that I kept her, my dad was also there to help me for the first year, but I found it a bit rough so until I graduated high school my grandmother took care of her (but I paid for stuff for her once I could and I saw her regularly like at least once a week) until I was 18 and out of high school .
at 14 I had all the rights to sign my own papers and deal with my doctors and everything while pregnant. My mom was there a lot but everything was on me. I think the only thing my mom did was fill out the insurance information (I was still on my dad's insurance at that time) I kept my daughter and nobody could have forced me to abort or forced me to keep her. it was 100% up to me. But I am pretty sure the younger than child is, the more likely social services will investigate for evidence of rape or abuse. The age of consent (for sex) in Arkansas was 14 at that time so I was not investigated.
Technically in most states she has the same rights as any other parent as reproductive rights are protected for the most part. Except in some states and abortion, sometimes they'd have to have consent from parents/ gaurdians. Although at 13 social services will most likely be called in to investigate. The large percentage of children that age who have babies do not end up being allowed to parent them as they dont' have the support structure in place in order to satisfy CPS.