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Question: I am 16 years old and im almost 7 weeks pregnant my momk said she would support me on whatever decision i made on wether i should keep my baby or not i decided to keep it and my mom was extremely mad and then said im taking you to get an abortion done in two weeks your not ready is this a reason i could get emancipated? my mom wont accept me having a kid and i dont think i could live with her but i do need this emancipation a.s.a.p. and im scared she will make me do it before i can get out because she wont let me move out right now at all
See answers to questions #22890, #22865, #17989 and #22341 for information on emancipation; question #98 for abortion information; and #624 for information regarding your abilty to get medical care.
This is a very emotional time for both you and your mother. You may want to consider getting some additional help from family counseling. There are links for many help groups onthe Law for Kids website; some that may be of help are listed below. Please let us know if there are any other legal questions you have.
Child Protective Services
888-SOS-CHILD or 888-767-2445
Children's Law Center (Arizona) - Volunteer lawyers to help kids with their legal issues are available.
602-258-3434 ext. 266.
Parents Anonymous of Arizona 24-Hour Family Lifeline
Teen Link (Various Topics)
Youth Crisis Hotline