06 Dec 2015 Who Should Consent to a Minor’s Abortion?
Posted in Abortion, Women's Health
Parental consent for abortion is not mandatory for minors in Canada. Teen girls can have an abortion performed without notifying anyone, and they are then left alone to deal with the physical and emotional consequences. Parents need to consent to a teen getting a tattoo, using a tanning salon, or even going on a field trip from school, yet abortion is given the silent treatment because it’s a controversial issue and, after all, it is “her body, her choice.”
We think this needs to change – read more here.