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Is a pregnant seventeen year old emancipated once pregnant or has to get emancipated?

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2009-03-03 02:37:51
2009-03-03 02:37:51

No.... at 16.... if pregnant you are emancipated in the matters of your health or the baby's. You can make the decision to have an abortion, put the baby up for adoption, or even keep it and there is nothing that your parents can do about it. You do not have to wait for 18 to become emancipated. ou have to be 16 and can prove that you can live on your own with out your parents assistance. You also have the right to live with the baby's father.

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