Yesterday's post got us all talking about age of consent and abortion. This is a really sticky issue because abortion causes such visceral reactions in people. Parental notification laws always bring out the same extreme arguments. What if the 12 year old is pregnant by her own father? Or she was raped, etc...
Yes, extreme situations occur. But that in no way means the law needs to be written in a way that takes away the rights of responsible parents and flushes them down the toilet. There should be consistency in the law. If a child is mature enough to make the decision to terminate her pregnancy; then why is she not old enough to consent to sex in the first place?
How many boys under age 18 have been labeled sex offenders and now have lifetime records for having consensual sex with these MINORS? Let's remember that so many of you think they are mature enough to consent to a life changing medical procedure but not to the sex that got them pregnant, in the first place.
We as parents are responsible for making decisions that we deem to be in the best interest of our children, until our children reach the age society determined was adulthood. Yes, some parents will force their daughter to birth a child, others will force their daughter to have an abortion. This is a horrible situation and it is compounded by bad laws and people with agendas. There should always be small loopholes for extreme situations but the overwhelming majority of these situations aren't extreme. Parents have every right to decide what is best for their child, honestly, who knows that child better? You?