I'm 100% for parental notification for minors receiving abortions. I am also 100% for abortions. The fact that the minors life would have to be at risk in order to notify the parents is ridiculous since abortion is a medical procedure and therefore always has the potential for something to go wrong. Now I'm kind of stuck on the issue of when a parent is involved in the sexual abuse that causes the pregnancy. That's a touchy situation. Someone responsible needs to be notified and agree to the procedure though. After all they will be responsible for the minor for the rest of their life should something go catastrophically wrong.
unlike parental notification or consent laws in most other states, the law makes no exception for cases in which the health of the pregnant girl is at risk. The question for the Supreme Court is whether that makes the New Hampshire law unconstitutional.
"This is something we will bring up to our constituents as to why the Supreme Court battles are so important," said Wendy Wright, senior political director of Concerned Women for America, which supported an end to Democratic filibusters of President Bush's nominations for the courts.
Tipped by: SoCalLaw blog, who also has more information on the California parental notification bill which recently received enough signatures to go on the ballot -- I signed the petition months ago and am happy to see that it made it.