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woman might lose custody of her children because she has had an abortion

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FreakinRexManningDay Fri 18-Oct-13 19:20:12

Apologies for a lack of link as I am on my phone and read this on fb. A new York woman's ex husband is using the fact that she is catholic and had an abortion as a means to gain custody of the children. I am absolutely disgusted.
Hopefully someone can link.

ThisIsMyRealName Fri 18-Oct-13 20:01:32

This one?

Horrible. sad

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Fri 18-Oct-13 20:21:48

Ugh, I wouldn't have been so surprised had this been in Texas - but New York??

FreakinRexManningDay Fri 18-Oct-13 20:48:14

Yes that one. Its just so horrible,makes my skin crawl.

scallopsrgreat Fri 18-Oct-13 20:55:05

Poor woman. These abusive men are just being enabled by the court processes, especially in the US.

SunshineSuperNova Fri 18-Oct-13 20:55:38


NiceTabard Fri 18-Oct-13 21:15:34


That's appalling.

And bizarrely, it doesn't say that she was against abortion, catholic or no. Many catholics don't believe / go along with it all, many are catholic through birth/upbringing/culture rather than to do with having a burning belief. So super-double WTAF to that.

And as for what the lawyer said - "it undermines [her] claim that her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband is actually what has caused her stress, since having sex out of wedlock and deciding to end a pregnancy are also “traumatic” experiences. “She’s traumatized by the abortion I presume, or worse, if she wasn’t traumatized by it,” Alter noted."

What do you do with people like this? What an absolute total fuck-witted woman-hating bastard.

TheDoctrineOfSpike Sat 19-Oct-13 11:43:34

So she had a medical procedure that one in three American women have before the age of 45 and that makes her a potentially unfit mother?

Well, the American social services are going to be busy then.

Are all the men who supported their partners in getting abortions also unfit fathers?

Beatrixparty Sat 19-Oct-13 14:20:23

One has to feel sorry for the children in this case - now that the mother has chosen to make public details of the acrimonious children proceedings. She's somewhat shot herself in the foot there. Were this an English court, the Judge on the case would take a very dim view of mother's decision.

TheDoctrineOfSpike Sat 19-Oct-13 16:40:54

Were this an English case, surely many aspects of it would be different, including the admissibility of medical records and the attitude to abortion.

TheDoctrineOfSpike Sat 19-Oct-13 16:42:38

Actually, Beatrix, I feel pretty bloody sorry for a woman who made a legal, comm

TheDoctrineOfSpike Sat 19-Oct-13 16:43:18

Actually, Beatrix, I feel pretty bloody sorry for a woman who made a legal, common, medical decision having that used against her. Don't you?

scallopsrgreat Sat 19-Oct-13 16:51:55

But Doctrine it just isn't jolly hockey sticks to actually tell the truth about misogyny and show these men up for the arses that they are.

BasilBabyEater Sat 19-Oct-13 17:04:27

God forbid that we should feel sorry for the woman. hmm

TheDoctrineOfSpike Sat 19-Oct-13 17:31:30

It always confuses me when a person who makes public another person's shitty behaviour is the one told they shouldn't have acted that way.

BasilBabyEater Sat 19-Oct-13 18:50:40

It's a way of silencing the one who has been wronged.

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