Plan B court ruling

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Plan B court ruling
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Wed, 09-26-2007 - 3:06pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —

"A city health clinic did not violate a 16-year-old's rights or those of her parents when it gave her emergency contraception without notifying the couple, a federal appeals court said.

The state is not obligated to encourage a minor to seek parental advice, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in the 47-page ruling. The judges noted that the girl went to the city-run health center voluntarily and could have called her parents before or during the visit."

http://www.pennlive.com/newsflash/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-54/119066586966540.xml&storylist=penn

The girl told her parents about it after having taken the first dose, the parents were pissed and sued the stae-run clinic, and this is the resulting ruling. Thoughts/opinions?

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Registered: 07-08-2003
Wed, 09-26-2007 - 4:59pm
Of course the state isn't obligated to encourage a kid to seek parental advice.
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Registered: 03-18-2004
Wed, 09-26-2007 - 6:12pm

>>Of course had it been motrin instead of a bunch of hormone pills the parent would have had to sign a slip saying it was okay...<<

really? cause where I grew up I could but any OTC drugs I wanted to at my local pharamcy and I could also fill my own prescriptions at 16.






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Registered: 07-08-2003
Wed, 09-26-2007 - 8:02pm
When I was in school my parents had to okay ANY medication I could have... (and I just asked my husband and he said his parents did also...)... so, I am going off what I know has happened to me with regard to OTC stuff...
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Registered: 04-15-2006
Wed, 09-26-2007 - 9:30pm

"When I was in school my parents had to okay ANY medication I could have... (and I just asked my husband and he said his parents did also...)... so, I am going off what I know has happened to me with regard to OTC stuff... "


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Wed, 09-26-2007 - 10:53pm

Schools are run differently

 
 
 
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Wed, 09-26-2007 - 11:21pm
Nice blinkies.
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Thu, 09-27-2007 - 5:47am
OKaying what the school gives you is different. they are just covering their own butts. However at 16 I was LEGALLY allowed to fill my own prescriptions at the pharmacy and buy OTC meds I needed





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Registered: 04-29-2005
Thu, 09-27-2007 - 9:51am

Now, you may not be able to buy OTC cough/cold/allergy medication that you need until you are 18yo.

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 09-27-2007 - 11:50am
Maybe in the states but I know you can in Canada. My sister is 16 and gets her own birth control as well as other medicines. Also I know you could in maine 9 years ago but I am not sure if they have changed it since. Maybe I will send my baby brother over to buy some Nyquill and see what happens.





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Registered: 07-08-2003
Thu, 09-27-2007 - 12:41pm

And this is my point... the schools are government run, yet they need parental permission to handle OTC stuff for the kids... yet, Plan B is something the state won't encourage kids to talk to their parents about before giving it to them.

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