In Florida, the staff I work with say the law says the minor child can only make decisions regarding the pregnancy and then after delivery the baby.
For instance, pregnant minor has a cold, she would not be considered emancipated. It does not directly effect the pregnancy. However, he makes a decision about whether the medications ordered she will take because it could harm the baby.
All I know, is hen signing consent, we always prefer to have a parent sign because there is too much gray area. If the minor is in labor or actively bleeding or anything like that, we will allow the minor to sign.
All I know is its pretty ridiculous either way. Too much gray area! Sad when babies are having babies and we aren't sure how to make sure everyone has their rights protected.
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