Ridiculous. Should they also be allowed to force her to have an abortion she doesn't want? Endangers young women in abusive/extremely conservative families. In many states, minors between 14-16 have the right to make medical decisions (i.e. declining or opting for surgery, vaccines, medication). They also have a medical right to privacy (birth control without parental notification, discussion of sexual activity without parent notification, psychological services with no disclosure to parents). This is a privacy issue. If a young woman believes her parents will not have her best interest at heart and she wants an abortion, she has a right to medical privacy.