There has been a good deal of debate over whether minors should be required to obtain parental consent in order to recieve abortions or birth control pills. Do parents have a right to prevent their children from doing so?
IMO, parents have as much right to stop their kids from getting abortions or birth control pills as Jehovah’s Witnesses have to srop their children from getting blood transfusions, by which I mean none whatsoever.
I’m sure some of you will complain about parental authority being usurped. Yes, those who would provide girls with abortions or burth control are usurping parental authority, and I have no problem with that. Why? Because it is pretty much universally agreed upon that when parents start to harm their children, society has not only a right, but a duty to usurp parental authority. I’m sure that anyone who has any idea what teenage mothers go through would agree that forcing one’s children to have children definitely constitutes serious harm.
In an earlier thread, elucidator write:
- (something I can’t remember)
- Children are incredibly horny.
- Children should not have children!