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."
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?