Even if she IS using the baby as a way to stay in the states I don't think they should hold that against her unless they are going to take the child of EVERY woman who does that and from what I understand they don't so IMO that whole part of the article is irrelevant.
As for if she could be a fit mother I see no reason why she would not. Do we make mothers who had previous abortions prove they won't kill their born children or do we just assume they will love this child they decided to keep?
I cant imagine being born to a mother who tried to abort me, how horrible!!!1
Wow!Under this line of thinking, any mother who thought about having an abortion rather than remaining pregnant should be investigated. Not to mention, any mother who has previously had an abortion.
Honestly, the two have nothing to do with one another. There has been many a mother out there who considered abortion and then changed their mind. Heck, when I found out with DD#3, when DD#2 was only 10 months old, and I had already spent 2 pregnancies throwing up nearly the entire time, I wasn't sure if I could handle going through it again. I am thrilled that I have DD#3, and that my DH was so supportive making it possible for me to handle, but I did consider termination, even if only briefly.
The pair should be helped and watched because the mother is only 16, and because she needs the help. She should not be suspected of child endangerment without due cause.
I don't see the big deal ...
Obviously, the possible abortion attempt didn't work. If she REALLY didn't want the baby, wouldn't she have tried again?
Nope ... not seeing how thinking of abortion at one point in time suddenly makes you incapable of being a loving mother.
You don't see the difference of abortion and infanticide? If she didn't want the baby, she wouldn't be fighting to get the baby. The thought that someone who attempts abortion will kill the child later is silly. I suppose since my mother considered aborting me I should go get a restraining order pronto.
>>The teenager wants to raise her baby in a case that broaches the questions: Can mothers have a change of heart once their child is born? And, will the state trust them?<<
From the article: "Possible abortion attempt"
So, there is no proof that she "attempted" to have an abortion? And what
"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."
>> Last time I checked, considering/thinking about something does not equate with actually doing it (whatever it may be) nor is it illegal. If it were, a lot of us would be in *big* trouble with the law. <<
thank god because I am not sure what the charge for hog tying Vin Diesel and imprisoning him in my bedroom would be ..... good thing I cant be charged for thinking about it lol