The Telegraph 9 May 2014
A High Court judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is capable of making her own decision about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.
Health authority bosses had asked Mr Justice Mostyn to decide whether the teenager had the mental capacity to understand options open to her.
The judge concluded that she did – after hearing evidence from a psychiatrist who had interviewed her.
He said it was for the girl to “decide what she wishes to do”.
According to a medical expert, she had indicated that she was thinking about a termination as she felt she couldn’t cope with the continuation of the pregnancy.