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Woman Reports Abandoned Baby, Learns He's Her Grandson

17-year-old gave birth unexpectedly on Tuesday

(Newser) - Braeley Pettigrew wasn't feeling well and thought she might have a stomach flu. Instead, during a visit to the bathroom early Tuesday, she gave birth to a baby boy in the toilet. Then she started to panic, police say , per the Journal Times . After cutting the umbilical cord and... More »

Family Fears It Buried Pregnant Teen Alive

Relatives say Nelsy Perez, 16, had bruises on her fingers as if she had tried to escape

(Newser) - If you suffer from taphephobia , you may not want to read on. The family of a pregnant teen in Honduras who died and was buried yanked her body out of her tomb a day after the funeral, convinced she was still alive, the Guardian reports. The incident reportedly happened in... More »

Pregnant Teen Shot in the Eye in Road Rage Attack

Police say occupant of passed SUV opened fire on couple

(Newser) - A pregnant teen is in critical condition after an unprovoked road-rage shooting in Reedley, Calif., police say. The 18-year-old victim, who hasn't been named, was riding in an SUV driven by her husband, 26, on Sunday night when he passed a slow-moving vehicle, reports NBC News . Described as a... More »

Texas Teen Sues Parents to Avoid Abortion

Girl claims parents trying to force her to end pregnancy

(Newser) - A pregnant 16-year-old in Texas has won a temporary restraining order after taking her parents to court to stop them from forcing her to get an abortion, reports Fox News . The unnamed girl, identified only as REK, claims in her lawsuit that her father said "the decision was his,... More »

Louisiana School: We'll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

It just totally didn't realize anything about its policy was wrong

(Newser) - A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy —students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant... More »

School Forces Pregnancy Tests on 'Suspect Girls'

ACLU threatens to sue over ban on pregnant students

(Newser) - A Louisiana charter school is banning pregnant students and requiring "suspect" girls to take a pregnancy test. Now the ACLU of Louisiana is threatening legal action unless the policies are changed at the state-funded Delhi Charter School by late next week. "The policy discriminates against female students not... More »

Abortion Ban Blocks Chemo for Cancer Teen

'My daughter's life comes first,' says Santo Domingo mom

(Newser) - An abortion ban in the Dominican Republic is blocking chemotherapy treatment for a pregnant teenager with leukemia. The 16-year-old girl, who's nine weeks pregnant, needs aggressive chemotherapy to fight acute leukemia. But the treatment would likely end the pregnancy, so it's being withheld. The girl's mom is... More »

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