Alabama’s Radical Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial, Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer
A radical anti-choice law in Alabama. would put minors on trial if they do not obtain parental consent. A guardian is appointed for their fetus, and could drag family, friends, and acquaintances into court. In addition, the fetus gets a lawyer. No, seriously.
[su_center_ad]The child (already alive) seeking the abortion (not alive) would be put on trial and the fetus would essentially be testifying against the kid by proxy. At least that’s how it sounds.
Think Progress reports:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit against Alabama this week in an attempt to overturn what the group suggests may be the most radical parental consent law in the country. Under a new law that went into effect this summer, minors who are seeking to bypass their parents’ consent to get an abortion are essentially put on trial. The state is allowed to appoint a lawyer for their fetus and call witnesses to testify about the teenager’s character.
“This law aims to shame a young woman into not having an abortion,” Susan Watson, the executive director of the ACLU of Alabama, told AL.com. “Why should she be put on trial and treated like a criminal for a constitutionally protected procedure?”
I think sperm should be put on trial, after all, they are the catalyst to a pregnancy, unwanted or otherwise. For every unwanted pregnancy, we need to criminalize the sperm. Gloria Allred can be the defense attorney. You see how we can make up unfair rules, too?
There are cases where a teenage girl cannot get consent for an unwanted pregnancy. Pregnancy from incest would be one of them. [su_csky_ad]
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