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FloriTexan Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:18 PM
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49. I believe this could be abused by some minors...
In the mid-1970's my best friend in highschool got pregnant 3 times by the same boyfriend before she turned 18. She aborted them all. The babies nor the procedures meant nothing to her. They were barely a blip on her radar. Her parents never knew about any of them. It was a classic case of using abortion as birth control.

Today, teens are having sex at even younger ages. They are having all kinds of sex, group sex, oral sex, its nothing to them and far more condoned by their peers. For many of them, I suspect that knowing this pill was available would only encourage more promiscuity. Parental notification for minors is not a bad thing. Intervention by a parent may be just was is needed for these girls to prevent disease or stop an abusive relationship.

Regardless, I'm sure minors would still be able to find some way around the parental notification problem.
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