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I Thought I Had Seen It All Until Alabama Started Taking Pregnant Teens To Court

It's a good thing Jessica Williams is hilarious because what Alabama is doing is the opposite of funny.

I Thought I Had Seen It All Until Alabama Started Taking Pregnant Teens To Court

We've hit a new level of WTF.

At this point, we're used to anti-abortion bills flying around Congress and state legislatures like they're all that matter. Let's hear it for misplaced priorities! But every once in awhile you see one that is so outrageous, it makes you do a double take.


In Alabama, a pregnant teen who wishes to seek an abortion must receive parental consent. If she can't get that consent, she can go to court.

A 2014 state law allows the court to appoint an attorney for the unborn fetus and actually put the teen on trial.

Excuse me while I try to wrap my head around an unborn fetus having a lawyer.

WHAT.

Basically, the lawyer can keep appealing until it's too late for the girl to legally get an abortion. How is *that* legal?

Hahaha. I'm laughing and crying at the same time. Mainly just crying.

AKA what a huge waste of taxpayer dollars!

We had our fact-checkers all over this one, and it's very real. Not only does it all seem so outrageous from a legal standpoint, but it's just another way politicians can humiliate pregnant teenagers who are in need of help not judgment. So disappointing.

via CNN / Twitter

Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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