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NCJ Number: 50361 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL RIGHTS OF TEENAGERS
Corporate Author: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: W STEIBEL
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
Columbia, SC 29250
Sale Source: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
928 Woodrow Street
P.O. Box 5966
Columbia, SC 29250
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A TRANSCRIPT OF THE TELEVISION PROGRAM 'FIRING LINE' CONTAINS A DISCUSSION OF TEENAGE RIGHTS REGARDING CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION.
Abstract: THIS VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT RECORDS THE DISCUSSION BETWEEN MR. BUCKLEY, PROGRAM MODERATOR, AND TWO LAWYERS CONCERNING THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF TEENAGERS. QUESTIONS ARGUED CENTER ON WHETHER THE EFFECTS OF IMMORALITY AS JUDGED BY A PARENT ARE SOMETHING WITH WHICH THE STATE CAN INTERFERE. FOR EXAMPLE, MAY CONTRACEPTIVE OR ABORTION SERVICES BE GIVEN TO TEENAGERS WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT OF THE PARENTS. OTHER QUESTIONS RAISED INCLUDE THE RIGHT TO CONTRACEPTIVES TO LIMIT VENEREAL DISEASE, THE RIGHT OF THE STATES TO SET AGE LIMITS FOR ACCESS TO SERVICES AND INFORMATION, THE ETHICS OF MANDATING MORALS, THE POSSIBILITY THAT MEMBERS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS WILL ACT IN A CALM AND PRUDENT WAY WHEN FACED WITH TEENAGE PREGNANCY, AND THE BEST WAYS TO OFFER NEEDED HEALTH SERVICE TO A CHILD WHO MAY NOT WANT HIS OR HER PARENTS TO KNOW OF A PARTICULAR SITUATION. A BRIEF NOTE DURING THE PANEL DISCUSSION WHICH FOLLOWS THE INTERVIEWS REFERS TO THE USE OF LAWYERS TO REPRESENT CHILDREN DURING DIVORCE CASES. PHOTOGRAPHS OF PARTICIPANTS ARE INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Abortion; Family crisis; Medicolegal considerations; Parental rights; Public education; Right to Due Process; Rights of minors
Note: ON FEBRUARY 9, 1975. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1975. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED WILLIAM F BUCKLEY, JR, HARRIET PILPEL, C DICKERMAN WILLIAMS, TAYLOR BRANCH, JUDITH MILLER AND FRANK DONATELLI.
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