Our first abortion thread An argument today about pro-choice vs. pro-life touched on the topic of young women under the age of 18 needing court permission to get an abortion. One particular sentence struck me, the gist of which is as follows: A court order is required to determine whether a girl under 18 is mature enough to get an abortion, but no court order is required to see if she is mature enough to raise a child. Which to me begs the question: is a girl deemed too immature to have an abortion fit to have and rear that potential child? Will she be mature enough to get prenatal care, not drink, take vitamins, and so on? Will she be mature enough to turn that child over for adoption using a safe-haven law (which MA doesn't have, unfortunately) or other legal means? Is she mature enough to discipline and teach that child? I don't think so. Do you?