Girl, 12, Gets Late Abortion After Incest Is Alleged

<i> Associated Press</i>

A 12-year-old girl allegedly impregnated by her 17-year-old brother had a late-term abortion in Kansas, a lawyer for her parents said Thursday.

“She went through the procedure,” attorney Lauren Tomayko said. “There were no complications. She’s doing very, very well.”

Tomayko refused to say when the procedure was performed.

The girl was 29 weeks pregnant, or late in her seventh month. She was involved in a highly publicized legal battle to obtain the abortion. Two weeks ago, a Macomb County judge prohibited the girl from leaving the state. Last week, the judge lifted the ban, clearing the way for an abortion.


Tomayko said the family traveled to Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kan.

Antiabortion protesters had been walking around the clinic, hoping to stop the girl from going through with the procedure.