The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Monday, May 02, 2005
LG has a tongue in her head, apparently
If the basic story wasn't so dismal, this element would be classic feelgood filler: the 13 year old pregnant girl being held hostage by the Jeb Bush pander machine is no helpless Pearl White-style rescue-object - or so it appears.
"Why can't I make my own decision?"...
LG has the ACLU batting for her in her appeal before the Florida 4th District Court , no doubt on fancy-shmancy constitutional grounds; her own grounds for being allowed to have the abortion she wants are rather more practical:
I don't think I should have the baby because I'm 13, I'm in a shelter and I can't get a job.
Not that such common sense will have anything to do with the way the case will be decided...
(The story via Bitch PhD. No kidding.)
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