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Should Parental Involvement Be Required for Minors' Abortions?
Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr., 1991), pp. 155-160
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585475
Page Count: 6
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The U.S. Supreme Court has recently indicated a greater degree of willingness to accept state restrictions on a woman's right to an abortion. Debates have therefore been raging in most state legislatures about which restrictions, if any, to impose. One of the major restrictions being debated is whether to require parental involvement for minors' abortions. Although such restrictions have widespread public support, several key reasons are presented as to why parental involvement should not be legally required. Family practitioners are in an excellent position to inform the public and policymakers about the potential deleterious effects of such legislation.
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