Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, March 06, 2006
Parental Notification
Sometimes things just don't work out the way you intended. The New York Times article reveals the scant drop in abortion rates since parental notification laws took effect. One paragraph is especially revealing:
But some workers and doctors at abortion clinics said that the laws had little connection with the real lives of most teenagers, and that they more often saw parents pressing their daughters to have abortions than trying to stop them. And many teenagers say they never considered hiding their pregnancies or abortion plans from their mothers.

The Democrats are always accused of being out of touch with "middle class America." They aren't the only ones.