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in missouri, legal rights of a 15 year old pregnant girl, concerning

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in missouri, legal rights of a 15 year old pregnant girl, concerning abortion. girl does not want one her mom wants her to have a life and is leaning towards abortion. can mom make her daughter have an abortion?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  JerrySJD replied 5 years ago.

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A pregnant minor has the same legal rights to her child as does an adult woman until/unless a court rules differently.

Parents cannot force their pregnant daughter to have an abortion, sign away parental rights, place the child for adoption or take any other action concerning her child that she opposes.

If the minor female needs assistance she should contact her state's department of family and children's services and/or visit the Birthright website for information and help.



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