Sue Axon, the mother arguing that she has a right to know if an underage daughter has an abortion, has lost her case (http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1693518,00.html). Theres a good piece on this by Anne Karpf in the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/family/story/0,,1696263,00.html). She is pro-choice, but admits how difficult the dilemma is. Parents are being expected to take responsibility for their children, and yet they can be excluded from such a key decision. Sue Axons attempt to create legal rights for parents doesnt seem the right way to deal with the situation, but the current position does leave a lot of responsibility on the health professionals to deal with difficult family situations.