….. if you really want to read them you will find them. My connection is slow and it makes me not even want to blog when I try to include links.
In California you have to be 18 to use a tanning bed, to get a tattoo, and to get any body piercings other than in your ears. Even parental consent cannot change this. This is to protect the health and safety of minors. You must be 18. Does it not seem like a glaring contradiction then to allow under 18s to get an abortion without parental consent and without having to inform the parents? There are physical and psychological consequences. Some studies suggest that abortion is linked to future premature birth. Some studies are starting to link breast cancer and abortion, though this is still controversial. Consider this study recently published by the British Journal of Psychiatry:
Women who have undergone an abortion have an 81 percent higher risk for mental health problems and are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse alcohol and suffer depression, according to a study in a mainstream British journal that is getting considerable attention from both sides of the abortion debate. (From Opposing Views)