Alabama legislators in 2014 changed the state’s process for girls who can’t or won’t get their parents’ permission for an abortion to obtain permission from a court instead.
Both the judge and the ACLU said they were aware of no other state with such a law.
The girl was 13 weeks pregnant and had just completed fifth grade when she went before a family court judge, according to a court record.
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals on July 12 ruled in favor of the girl.
The state attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.