Judge may issue court ordered abortion question Does the family have the right to defend the child?Submitted by wraiththirteen on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 13:36
The parents of a pregnant mentally-disabled woman are trying to block a judge from holding hearings they fear could result in the compulsory abortion of her baby.
The Nevada couple are the legal guardians of their 32-year-old daughter, who has the mental capacity of a six-year-old, and have exclusive authority over her health care decisions.
Washoe County District Judge Egan Walker lacks the authority to decide whether the woman should be allowed to give birth, according to a motion to halt the proceedings that they have filed at the Nevada Supreme Court.
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