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Parental Consent: No Minor Decision
Last Featured: 9/19/2001

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Should states force teenage girls to tell their parents before they can get an abortion? Advocates say these laws, enforced in more than 30 states, are necessary to protect teens and to insure that parents play an active role in their children’s health care. Opponents believe these laws are a violation of privacy and deter young women from seeking medical attention.

Crystal Roberts is legal policy analyst at the Family Research Council where she monitors current trends in constitutional law, in the areas of religious liberty, parental rights, pornography laws, and judicial activism. Prior to joining the Family Research Council, she clerked for the Free Congress Foundation’s Center for Law and Democracy in Washington, D.C. and the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ms. Roberts is a 1997 graduate of the College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

Toni Guy - since 1988, she has provided education and training for teens and adults on a variety of issues including reproductive health and sexuality, parenting, the politics of reproduction and sexual harassment. In 1989, she facilitated the first Teen Incentive Program, an educational support group with financial incentives for teen mothers that received national attention Guy is a former education direction at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate and currently manages the Violence

Closing Quote
"Bringing up teenagers is like sweeping back ocean waves with a frazzled broom. The inundation of outside influences never stops. Whatever the lure, cars, easy money, cigarettes, drugs, booze, sex, crime. much that glitters along the shore has a thousand times the appeal of a parents’ lecture."

— Mary Ellen Snodgrass in Motherhood or Bust

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