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Court Allows Hearings In Nevada Abortion Case

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court says it won't block a judge's hearings into the health risks of a mentally impaired woman's pregnancy.

The 32-year-old woman's parental guardians asked the court on Friday to halt the hearings, saying Washoe County District Judge Egan Walker lacks the authority to terminate the pregnancy of their daughter, who has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old.

They claim they have exclusive authority over her health care decisions, and they want their daughter to carry the baby to term in line with their Catholic religious beliefs.

The court intervened in the case in late September when social workers expressed concerns regarding the effects of her medication on the pregnancy.

The woman became pregnant after wandering away from her Reno group home.

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