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Judge Serves Eviction Notice to Unborn Child

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The last few days of pregnancy are excruciating. Everything is blotched, thick and puffy—from your knuckles down to your toes—and nothing, aside from birth, can relieve that kind of discomfort. But could evicting a baby from the womb work?

Kaylee Bays, a judicial assistant at the local courthouse in Provo, Utah, was excited to meet her unborn child. Baby Gretsel, on the other hand, wasn't quite ready to make her debut. That’s when Mom decided to use her experience and high-powered friends to get things moving in the right direction.

According to a Facebook post from American Fork Hospital last week, the frustrated mom was two weeks away from her delivery date when she began having contractions. Though she felt sure the baby was coming, the pain soon subsided and then ... nothing, nada, zilch.

Fed up and exhausted, Bays went back to work the following week and jokingly asked Judge Lynn Davis if he would sign an eviction notice demanding that the infant "vacate the premises within three calendar days, including weekends and holidays."

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To her surprise, the judge agreed to sign and stamp the order, noting that it was the first eviction notice for a fetus he had ever been asked to sign in his 31 years of service. Twelve hours later, Baby Gretsel was born.

“She didn’t want to be in contempt of court,” Bays joked.

The order includes damages and court costs, lists the tenant’s address as Mommy Belly Lane in Womb, Utah.

“You have committed a nuisance,” it reads, “because Mommy is uncomfortable and running out of room for you! Too much heartburn and rib kicking, and I’m sick of waddling!!!”

The judge sent an email to Bays afterward, stating he was “tickled pink” that his order had worked. He added, “If it really works, I want it framed.”

“It did,” Bays told the Daily Herald, “and I’m going to frame it for him.”

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