In the main, parents are protectors of their children. Often girls (and I use the term advisedly, but we are talking about minor females here) are brought in for abortions by their adult boyfriends. This is often a part of the continuing pattern of subjugation and manipulation of young girls by older men. It would seem to me that a requirment of parental notification would get the parents, who are naturally protective of their children, involved in a matter where their protection is sorely needed.
Of course there need to be protections and judicial over-ride in cases where the parents are themselves abusive or, worse yet, have fathered the child through incest. But, generally speaking and absent abuse, it is better when parents are involved in the decisions of their children.
I don't see how proponents of abortion can fail to see this point.
You say in the main so I guess well disagree about when a person reaches adulthood.
Legally of course you need to be 21 to drink and 18 to vote.
However Id say that adulthood is when you can hurtle down the road in a big truck. They better be adult enough to handle that.
If the parents were so protective of their children in the first place maybe they should have bought them some protection and encouraged its use.
Im not so much a proponent of abortion as a proponent of someone making a choice. Theyll have to live with that choice. There is a difference between the two.