Helen Reid, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, Palm Beach and Treasure Coast, said it was the state's responsibility to act as L.G.'s parent.
"In a case like this, obviously the state has failed her
said."For us it's a very sad and an extremely unfortunate situation."
L.G.'s mother, who was stripped of her
parental rights five years ago after state authorities determined she
had been abusive to her
three children, said she
feels both helpless and angry when it comes to her
isn't supposed to have contact with L.G.
, but her
daughter called her
sporadically in the recent eight months she
was a runaway.
L.G.'s mother learned in March that her
daughter was pregnant.Her
daughter signed up for parenting classes and visited a local obstetrician, all while on the lam.She
expressed hope that she
could enter a Christian home for expectant teen moms in Miami-Dade County, her
was back in state custody May 19, when deputies found her
as they investigated a vandalism report at her
mother's home near West Palm Beach.Her
mother said L.G.
had been upset about her
family situation, sneaked into her
home and set fire to some clothes while the mother wasn't home.
Since then, L.G.
has had several court appearances and has been awaiting the outcome of her
pending criminal charges.
"I'm not happy with them having her
locked up there while she's
pregnant," said her