What should be done about a mentally incompetent person who becomes pregnant?
A case has recently come through appeals court in which a schizophrenic and bipolar woman became pregnant. It was determined that she was not mentally competent to make decisions for herself, and her parents would be given legal authority over her.
A judge initially ruled that her parents should bribe or trick her into having an abortion, at which time she should be forcibly sterilized. The woman herself is opposed to abortion. She has already had one abortion, and given birth to a child that her parents now care for.
Additionally, the medication she takes for her illnesses are considered harmful to developing fetuses. Taking her off the medication would be dangerous to herself and her family; leaving her on the medication would be dangerous to the fetus.
What do you think should be done in this situation?