Should Teens Be Required to Have Parental Consent for Abortions?

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In Delaware, "Legislation introduced Tuesday in the House would require parental consent for minors under 18 to get an abortion," according to DelawareOnline.com.

The story points out that abortion opponents are using other local laws as a guide, such as one that "... requires Delaware teens ages 14 to 17 to get a parent's written permission to use a tanning bed. Children under 14 are prohibited from tanning unless a doctor recommends it." (Not to be flip about a serious topic, but under what circumstances would a doctor recommend that a 12-year-old use a tanning bed?)

What do you think? Is the proposed law reasonable? Or should pregnant teens be allowed to make this decision for themselves?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.