USA: In Florida, a teenager is judged to be banned from having an abortion "not mature enough" arouses outrage

USA: In Florida, a teenager is judged to be banned from having an abortion "not mature enough" arouses outrage

Abortion is legal in this American state up to 15 weeks after your last period.

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Posted on 08/18/2022 2:11 PM Updated on 08/18/2022 2:31 PM

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US elected officials on Wednesday (Aug. 17) waged a “war on women” after a Florida appeals court upheld a ruling that a 16-year-old girl with deceased parents was “not mature enough” to have an abortion. “This is a dangerous and terrifying example of Florida’s war on women,” said that southeastern United States’ Democrat-elect Lois Frankel, who called the decision “unacceptable” and called for the “fight for health, safety and security.” women’s freedom”.

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An appeals court on Monday upheld a judge’s decision to deny the teen’s request for an abortion, dubbed “Jane Doe 22-B,” on the grounds that she could not prove “that she is mature enough to seek an abortion.” “Jane Doe 22-B” was only ten weeks pregnant when she submitted her request for an abortion because she could not obtain the consent of at least one of her parents, both of whom were dead, an essential condition for minors, who want an abortion in Florida.

“In what world is a 16-year-old too immature for an abortion but mature enough to bear and raise a child?” Ohio Democrat Joyce Beatty asked on Twitter, supported by her out-of-state counterparts such as New Jersey’s Bonnie Watson Coleman and Massachusetts’ Katherine Clark. The hashtag #BoycottFlorida (Boycott Florida) has also appeared on social media.

This ruling comes less than two months after the historic U-turn of the US Supreme Court, which in late June upheld the constitutional guarantee of the right to abortion, which it ruled in 1973 in Roe v. Wade” had reasoned, checked again. leave it up to the American states to legislate freely on this issue. A dozen states have already seized the opportunity to ban abortion, mostly without exception, even in the case of incest, rape or the mother’s health.