Birth Control Vs Parents Essay

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Do teenagers have the same rights as adults to make decisions about birth control without their parents’ consent? Do parents have the right to know that birth control has been prescribed or given to their teenager? There is simply no real answer to these questions of children’s rights versus parents’ rights. There are strong opinions regarding this subject for both sides of the argument and mine is that parents have every right to give parental consent to make this and all decisions regarding their teenage children. According to Martin Guggenheim, director of the Juvenile Rights clinic of the New York University school of Law. “There are no stated principle in law that parents must know what a child is doing, but they do have constitutional rights to control some details of a child’s upbringing.” We cannot allow things to be done to our children in the name of confidentiality and privacy by professionals that are not responsible for them, nor have an ongoing relationship with them. As it stands in today’s society Parents are losing their ability to parent their children more and more each day. Teenagers who are on birth control, feel they have a free pass to have sex, and it is the parents that are held responsible for the teen regardless of what happens in the end. If it happens to the teen, it happens to the parents. We cannot keep taking power away from parents. Parents are losing their ability to parent their children more and more each day. If a parent
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