Update: Prisoner Changes Mind on Wanting Abortion

An Alabama prisoner who went to court seeking an abortion now says she's changed her mind. A lawyer for the unidentified woman filed a sworn statement Wednesday from the prisoner saying she now wants to carry the child to term. The lawyer was appointed to represent the woman after the state went to court seeking to block the abortion by ending her parental rights. The document doesn't say whether the state's action resulted in the change of heart. But it says the woman made the decision on her own. The Lauderdale County prisoner filed a federal lawsuit last week against the county sheriff, seeking a court order that would clear the way for an abortion. A federal judge had said he would rule by Friday on her request.


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