Think you own your body?
You might think again. Consider that at 17, you can’t refuse chemotherapy, but at 16 a young teen girl can get an abortion without parental consent. Here’s more info on the Connecticut law:
A teen in Connecticut does not have to get her parents’ permission to get an abortion.
There is no mandatory waiting period in your state before a teen can get an abortion.
Your state provides Medicaid coverage for medically necessary abortions. . If you need help paying for an abortion, call the National Abortion Federation Hotline at 1-800-772-9100, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The hotline can tell you where and how to get financial help for an abortion in the U.S.
A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut as the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy.
Exactly when do you own your body? That’s a great question for a Liberal.