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December-09-96

Woman Who Drove 13-Year-Old to Abortion Fined

Rosa Hartford must spend a year on probation, pay a $500 fine, and perform 150 hours of community service for driving a 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl to New York for an abortion. Hartford was sentenced by Judge Brendan Vanston for interfering with the custody of a child. Hartford's lawyer, Kathryn Kolbert of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy said, "branding this caring woman a criminal sends the worst possible message to teen-agers facing unwanted pregnancies or other crises in their lives."

Media Resources: USA Today - December 6, 1996