The Nation

Wisconsin, trying to combat unwanted teen-age pregnancies, has adopted a pioneering law that holds parents financially responsible if their minor children have babies. Under the measure, a welfare agency may take the parents of both the mother and father to court to make them pay for the expenses of rearing the child. The law allocates $1 million for pregnancy counseling, requires a girl's consent before a hospital or clinic may notify her parents of her abortion and repeals restrictions on the sale of contraceptives.

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