I have to admit I'm torn about this Sue. I think we've talked about this before, but maybe we havent.<quoted text>
I only have a few minutes, so I'll address the second part of your post.
A girl can't get Tylenol from the school nurse without her parents ok, and she can't go to the dentist with out her parents permission, or sign for any other medical procedure. Why should she abortion be the only medical procedure that she can obtain without her parents knowledge?
I understand in theory why these kinds of laws were passed - whene this first came up in the courts it was most often because of girls who were raped, victims of incest - who's perpetuators wanted to keep it quiet - or by religous extremist parents. Today, 35 states require some kind of parental involvement - usually notification - but doesn't involve their consent.
I almost think in some ways, that's a better question - parental notification is about state's rights, while abortion as it stands is about FEDERAL rights.