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Why is it that an underage females parents cannot legally force her to have an abortion?

Why is it that an underage females parents cannot legally force her to have an abortion? Topic: Case study of old age homes
May 25, 2019 / By Candace
Question: Why is it that an underage females parents cannot legally force her to have an abortion, but in many states an underage female has to have parental permission to have an abortion? If the law protecting an underage girls right to keep her baby is to protect her body and decisions, shouldnt it be illegal for parents to say "no, my child cannot have an abortion?" opinions on THIS question? (not just, "abortion is murder", "keep your legs shut", etc) and no, im not planning on getting an abortion before anyone assumes that. i dont mean that i think parents should be able to force their child to have an abortion - i mean that i dont think it is right that they have a say either way. abortion is legal because of a "womans choice", but if you are under 18 its only "your body, your choice" in some states if you DONT want an abortion. you must have a parents permission or go through the court system [in a few states] if you are under 18 to get an abortion. even if they do just have to get a judges permission, its still not "their choice" it is technically the judges choice. a judge can turn down the request for several reasons. http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/choice-a... (i just picked florida since i know that you must be 18 to have an abortion without any consent)
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Amaliya Amaliya | 6 days ago
On the one hand I see it as very important for any women, no matter her age to have choice. It has been proven in many case studies that parental consent laws are a failure. They do not help or protect young women only hinder them and open up the possibility for abuse or being thrown out of their home. The Impact of Laws Requiring Parental Involvement for Abortion: A Literature Review http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/ParentalI... On the hand as a mother I see that since the parents of said pregnant teen would be the ones actually providing for their daughter and her pregnancy/baby then why shouldn't they be allowed to have some say in the decision process? Especially if they are the ones monetarily support ect to the young mother and child. For my daughter it would be - Have an abortion, adoption or move out. I am NOT raising my grandchildren, I was responsible with my own reproductive responsibility. I shouldn't be punished because of my daughter's irresponsibility. I have seen grandparents raising their grandchildren and they do not deserve that. My daughter will have choice but her choice stops when it comes to me raising and paying for her child/ren. ~Pro-Choice Momma; Have had an abortion and I have a 15 month old daughter . I believe in protecting my daughter's choice. Abortion: There is a Consensus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSQiazUv... Ps - State Abortion Law as of Jan 2010 http://guttmacher.com/statecenter/spibs/... Parental Involvement: 34 states require some type of parental involvement in a minor’s decision to have an abortion. 22 states require one or both parents to consent to the procedure, while 10 require that one or both parents be notified and 4 states require both parental consent and notification.
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Amaliya Originally Answered: Does my sister have the right, legally, to force her daughter to spend time with her in the summer?
if there is a court order-yes, she has got to go...that order is binding until she turns eighteen or unless the case is taken back to court and the 14 year old can express to the judge why she doesnt want to go-then, the order can be modified and they can make the mother come see her. if she doesnt go, her guardian, whomever takes care of her will be held in contempt of court for not following through with a court order and can lose custody for interference. i know, ive been through this...hope this info helps.

Walker Walker
I think it's a seriously flawed idea, but I see where they are coming from. It's a very difficult situation. The teen is now a parent & is allowed to make decisions for their child...so, they can say no to the abortion. However, since they are underage...their parent is still able to make decisions for the teen...which means they get to decide if the teen is going to have a serious medical procedure. Trying to protect everyones rights...but in the end, protecting nothing. Very flawed.
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Rube Rube
Many states don't have parental notification laws. The states that do are because the child is planning on undergoing a surgical procedure. There are side effects and risks of such procedures. A parent would be more knowledgeable, in general, about a child's medical and health history, and the history of the family, which would be helpful before going into surgery.
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Morrissey Morrissey
If you were to force your daughter to have an abortion the following would more than likely happen (one, some, or all) a) never speak to you again b) refuse to let future grandchildren see you c) end up with an eating disorder d) end up with a mental illness, especially PTSD e) commit suicide f) maybe even try to kill you! When it comes to your question of shouldn't parents be allowed to say "my child cannot have an abortion" there's so many things that come into mind. If the minor was raped then I think she has every right. If she was fooling with her bf, then I haven't made a decision on whether or not a minor should have the choice.
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Keith Keith
Having an abortion can be very traumatic for women, even the ones that want one. Could you image the horror of a girl that wants her baby and to have it ripped from her body? I do not believe that one should force a girl to have an abortion. I do not believe that parental consent should be withheld should they want one either.
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Keith Originally Answered: How can I legally disown myself from my parents?
You will need ask your school counselor to help find a free legal children's aide to do the paper work. What you are wanting to do is called " Emancipating Yourself from your parents" And at which time if you are found to be mature enough to make this decision at your age, you have to already have a family to take responsibility for you as well as provide food , shelter and all the other expenses you will need since you are not old enough to hold a full time job or part time. (it's the labor laws age requirement) This family must have a life scan background check done on all members of the household to make sure none of them have any criminal history. You may want to realize the relationship with your parents is one we all have gone through

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