Minors’ Rights as Parents
Many states require parental involvement in a minor’s decision to terminate a pregnancy. In sharp contrast, states overwhelmingly consider minors who are parents to be capable of making critical decisions affecting the health and welfare of their children without their own parents’ knowledge or consent. Nearly every state permits minor parents to place a child for adoption, although some require an adult to be involved in the process in some capacity. Moreover, most states authorize minor parents to make health decisions for their children, and some allow minor parents to authorize surgery.
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Guttmacher Institute (Guttmacher Institute, 2011-08)Over the past 30 years, states have expanded minors’ authority to consent to health care, including care related to sexual activity. This trend reflects U.S. Supreme Court rulings extending the constitutional right to ...
Guttmacher Institute (Guttmacher Institute, 2011-08)Since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, states have constructed a lattice work of abortion law, codifying, regulating and limiting whether, when and under what circumstances ...
Emotions and decision rightness over five years following an abortion: An examination of decision difficulty and abortion stigma Rocca, Corinne H.; Samari, Goleen; Foster, Diana G.; Gould, Heather; Kimport, Katrina (Social Science & Medicine, 2020-01-13)Uno de los estudios más grandes sobre las emociones de las mujeres después de un aborto encontró que la mayoría se siente aliviada y no se arrepiente de su elección, incluso si pensaron mucho para tomar la decisión o si ...