The Law: Kids, Sex and Doctors

I don't think that teen-agers should have to ask their parents about contraceptives or abortions; these are their own concerns.

Parents may disagree, but many teen-agers and a growing number of physicians concur with that statement by Leah Newman, 16, a member of a New York City high school group advocating freedom of sex information. Civil liberties groups are also leaning toward the concept that teen-agers should be able to get medical services where sex is concerned, without involving their parents. In a U.S. district court, two pregnant 16-year-old Boston girls recently won a...

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