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Word on the Street

March 21, 1997

Word

on the

Street

The issue:

Parental notification of

abortion for minors

Marie Archambeault

Waco freshman

'For parents to know what's going on with their kids and if they're thinking about having an abortion, that's a very serious family issue and I think they [the parents] should know.'

Ana Ayala

master's candidate Guatemala

'I do agree with the bill because I don't believe a minor has the maturity to deal with such a complex and difficult situation.'

Ernesto Carmona

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico junior

'For minors, I believe it will be okay for doctors to inform the parents because minors are still legally under the control of their parents.'

Roland Elliott

San Antonio sophomore

'I really don't think it's the state's business to legislate parental concern.'

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