The laws regarding the pregnancy of a minor and child
parenting may seem vague or confusing. Many people believe that if a minor
Child parenting laws vary from State to State, but
generally a minor who is pregnant receives rights that most minors do not have.
For example, a minor who is pregnant will be able to agree to medical treatment
for both herself and her
child. A pregnant minor can consent to an abortion
some cases a teen parent may be eligible to have child care paid for by the Government
so that they are able to attend school or work.
pregnant minor can convince a judge that she is able to financially support
both herself and her child, then she may try to petition the court for a legal
emancipation. However, although a pregnant minor may receive more rights than
most minors, they are not legally emancipated.