Comment: The Libertarian Party website discusses this,

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The Libertarian Party website discusses this,

and agrees that there is no clear libertarian "yes" or "no" argument, so you are in good company being undecided about this issue.

http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/libertarian-positions-on-state...

Would require parental notification before a minor has an abortion. Libertarians may differ on rights of minors versus rights of parents in this case.

I would personally vote "yes" ... My rationale is that it is a safeguard to protect a child. I would not want a "transaction" between a doctor and my 15-year-old child going on behind my back. I could think of some even better examples, e.g., think about tattoos. I would certainly want anybody selling a tattoo to my teenager to be required to tell me as well ... IMO, it's not so much a matter of minor's rights vs. parents rights, but I would not want a person running a business to take advantage of my child by trying to sell them something that they may regret later. Same thing with drugs. I am fine with drugs being legal, but people making a profit by selling these things should not be taking advantage of naive minors.