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Nevada Supreme Court intervenes in possible forced abortion case


KIRSTEN ANDERSEN

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11/2/2012

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ABSTRACTBREAKING: Nevada Supreme Court intervenes in possible forced abortion case | LifeSiteNews.com facebook twitter Edition: US CANADA INTERNATIONAL Mobile Site Skip to Main Content   LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News HOME ABOUT SUBSCRIBE ADVERTISE ARCHIVE CONTACT US DONATE NEWS OPINION BLOGS RESOURCES Abortion Bioethics Contraception Culture of Life Editorial Euthanasia Faith Family Freedom Homosexuality Newsbytes Politics Population Control Stem Cells Abortion Bioethics Contraception Culture of Life Editorial Euthanasia Faith Family Freedom Homosexuality Newsbytes Politics Population Control Stem Cells Abortion Bioethics Contraception Culture of Life Editorial Euthanasia Faith Family Freedom Homosexuality Newsbytes Politics Population Control Stem Cells On the Beat Lila Rose Fr. Frank Pavone Alex Schadenberg Daniel McConchie Chestertonians for Life Students for Life of America Get Help Get Informed Get Involved Special Reports Development and Peace News Print Article   |   Email Friend   |  Reprint Permissions BREAKING: Nevada Supreme Court intervenes in possible forced abortion case Tweet by Kirsten Andersen Fri Nov 02, 2012 21:31 EST Comments ( ) Judge Egan Walker Carson City, NV – November 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) – The Nevada Supreme Court late Friday responded to a motion for stay filed by the attorney representing the family of a disabled pregnant woman who may be forced by Nevada’s 2nd District Court to abort her baby against the wishes of her legal guardians. Elisa Bauer, 32, is mentally disabled and suffers from epilepsy as a result of the fact that her birth mother drank heavily while pregnant. She is eleven weeks pregnant. No one knows the exact circumstances under which she became pregnant, but those familiar with the case, including her adoptive parents and their lawyer, say she often wandered away from her group home and had sexual encounters with men at nearby truck stops and casinos. Her adoptive parents, Bill and Amy Bauer, say she wants to keep the baby and give it up for adoption.  Judge Egan Walker is considering overruling that decision.  A hearing was held Thursday to hear testimony from medical experts to help the judge decide whether to force Elisa to abort. During the hearing a doctor summoned by judge Walker recommended an abortion, while a doctor called by the parents said an abortion carries risks of its own. Attorney Jason Guinasso petitioned the Supreme Court early Friday to halt the lower court’s proceedings, arguing that Judge Egan Walker stepped outside the bounds of his authority by seeking to overrule decisions made by her legally-appointed guardians.  Friday evening, the Supreme Court responded, acknowledging the merits of Guinasso’s concerns and questioning the lower court’s authority to intervene in decisions made by Elisa’s guardians without first seeking to have their guardianship legally revoked. The Supreme Court has given the 2nd District Court until noon on Monday to respond to Mr. Guinasso’s arguments. Guinasso was encouraged by the Court’s unusually quick response.  “We are very pleased the Nevada Supreme court has taken this matter up,” he said, “and is forcing someone to address whether the District Court have the legal authority to conduct these rogue proceedings.” Added Guinasso, “We are also pleased that the Nevada Supreme Court has recognized the merits of our position that the District Court does not have that authority [to overrule the wishes of Elisa’s duly appointed guardians].” Guinasso says it is possible the Supreme Court may decide the matter as early as Monday evening. Click to Donate Send News Tips Subscribe to Newsletters view all stories on one page view last 10 days archives special reports Share this article: Comments Commenting Guidelines LifeSiteNews seeks thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful, additional information or insights directly related to the stories under which they are posted. LSN commenting is not for on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters . It is also not a place for hobby commenters to post numerous comments promoting their personal agendas. Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters since this is an alternative news service founded to give fair and accurate information on life, family and culture issues which are very poorly covered in most mainstream media. LifeSiteNews reserves the right to edit or remove comments that do not meet the standards noted above. Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews. The early Church tried the share resources thing and it did not work (and they gave to each according to his needs). The problem with socialism and communisium is that they sound good but in reality, it doesn't pan out that way. As St. Paul sa.......