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Monday, November 12, 2012

Parental Guardians of Mentally Disabled Pregnant Woman Seek Nevada Supreme Court's Help in Support of Their Decision Against Abortion

The Los Angeles Times: In abortion fight, disabled woman's parents turn to Nevada high court, by John M. Glionna:

Scales of justiceThe parental guardians of a 32-year-old pregnant disabled woman have asked the Nevada Supreme Court to block a judge from holding hearings that antiabortion activists believe could end in the termination of the woman’s pregnancy.

The couple on Friday filed a motion asking the state’s highest court to halt the proceedings by Washoe County District Judge Egan Walker, saying he lacks authority to make such a decision for their mentally impaired daughter, who officials say has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. . . .

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