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DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a debate about IF abortion should be legal or illegal. If you want to debate that, please do it elsewhere.
Moving right along, I recently heard this statement made:
If a minor needs consent from their parents to get their ears pierced, parents should be notified about their child getting an abortion.
Okay, now for the question: Do you agree or disagree and WHY?
Answer by FreeForAll at 2:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
I agree and wouldn't want my DD to have an abortion without my knowledge. I realize though that there are certain situations where informing the parents might not be the best idea for the safety of the child. For instance, in cases of incest. I don't know the right answer to this though. Weird, my mom and I were talking about this the other day. I guess this is one of the issues that she will be voting on. She is torn as well because of the special circumstances.
As for myself, I do not like the idea that my child could go have a surgical procedure without my knowledge or consent.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:28 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 2:30 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 2:23 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Do they need permission from parents, or do the parents just have to be notified? The consent part I do not agree with. A mother should not be able to force her daughter to keep the baby if she doesn't want to. I do think that parents should know about it though. I would want to know if my daughter was in this situation. I don't like the idea of my daughter getting pregnant and getting an abortion without me knowing anything about it. If I don't know then I can't help her.
Answer by Hollyhock. at 2:32 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 2:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by dullscissors at 2:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:38 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by SWasson at 2:59 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
Answer by coala at 4:16 PM on Oct. 12, 2012
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