The Netherlands used to have a very complex system of politics known as consocialization, or pillarization. In short, there were the Protestant community, the Catholic community, and the secular community. Each community, or pillar, would be largely endogamous and have its own customs, own culture, and own political parties. National politics consisted of deals among pillar leaders.
Which, I suppose, is great if you want an inoffensive status quo in which liberals can stay in their gated community and know that nobody will go after their own rights. If you want to help people who don’t feel at home in their pillar, it’s not that good an idea.
That’s how things like parental notification laws come off to me. If you have a liberal family and can pay for an abortion, you can abort without trouble. If your parents happen to be abusive, conservative, poor, or just plain anti-choice, you’re screwed. And if you try relying on liberal institutions to help you, you’ll be held as a test case for how the left’s destroying family values.
Things like Texas’s new abortion law are the conservative way of encroaching on that even more. Whereas plain parental consent allows girls from working-class liberal families to have an abortion, requiring that parental consent be notarized is closer to the goal of making abortion unavailable outside the Upper East Side.