Sunday, July 1, 2007

Parental Notification Law in Colorado Has Darker Results For One Teenager

Parental notification laws are laws whereby a pregnant teen girl is required to notify her parents if she wants an abortion. Typically the teen is given a way out through means of a judicial bypass, whereby if she convinces a judge that she's better off not telling the parents, then she won't be required to tell them. But very often getting such bypass can be an arbitrary matter where the judge's view is concerned. A teen often has to prove that she is "mature" enough to make this decision without parental help. What does "mature" mean? One article by RH Reality shows a darker side to that interpretation:

Abortion Bypass Denied by Colorado Court

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