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Hi! Im writing a fictional story where a young lady is raped

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Hi! I'm writing a fictional story where a young lady is raped and later revealed to be pregnant. As a result of that experience she starts to show signs of paranoid schizophrenia, convinced that the unborn child is a demon trying to take over humanity.

My question is if a pregnant woman with signs of mental instability but no professional diagnosis requests for an abortion, would she be denied? Could a doctor intervene in that kind of situation? Or because its her body, would it be allowed?
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While a woman has a right to seek an abortion, a doctor has discretion to turn down her request for treatment if the doctor believes that she is exhibiting signs of mental illness that create a situation where the doctor believes the woman is not making a rational decision. So, in the end, it's up to the doctor to proceed with the requested procedure.

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