I'm undecided, just curious what everyone else thinks. On one hand I know that some girls CAN'T go to their parents due to abuse, etc. and it would be safer for them to be allowed to get it done legally here rather than have them going to Mexico or somewhere but on the other I'm hoping that if they did need parental consent it might deter girls from having unprotected sex? What do you think?
Oh...and I'm also against abortion in the first place as I know many of you are, but I'm just looking at this from this point of view since it's one of the propositions we will be voting for in CA this Tuesday!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on Oct. 31, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by SAHMinIL at 10:43 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by Mishelly728 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
I want to begin by saying that I am PRO LIFE. The only time I believe an abortion may be legal is in cases of a violent crime, incest and if the physical life of the Mom is in jeopardy. Though I am true pro-life and believe that God has the power to open and close the womb, I am not naive in believing that there are some women who suffer because of the 3 reasons I mentioned. I believe that underage children must have parental consent for an abortion!! For the girls who come from abusive homes, there should be an "alternate guardian" to consent. Like a Godmother/Godfather, a grandparent, an aunt/uncle. HOWEVER, I believe that the abuse has to be documented and NOT just a teen's accusations in desperation. Abuse has to be proven. Teen make all kinds of allegations and in cases where abuse is so, they have to be protected.
Answer by blessed5x at 10:48 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by chrstny88 at 10:49 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by SAHMinIL at 10:49 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by JoyceTN at 10:50 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by figaro8895 at 10:53 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by PamJM at 10:56 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Here is a list of states...as you can see there are several that allow minors to get abortions without consent... Oh and if you live next to a state that allows minors to get abortions without consent then the minor can cross the border and get an abortion without parental knowledge.
Here is the list of states and laws: http://parentingteens.about.com/od/teenpregfact/a/abortion_laws.htm
I know in IL (where I live) minors can cross the boarder and have an abortion here without parental consent. I'm looking for that link now.
Answer by SAHMinIL at 10:58 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
Answer by bonn777 at 11:03 AM on Oct. 31, 2008