I have a friend who is 17 and her mother tries forcing her to do things she doesn't want to do like go to the (stores movies ect.)
Until the age of majority, a minor has no rights to refuse a parental direction under the law. That being said, all this is is typical parental fighting with a teenager. Police are unlikely to get involved, but too much fighting about this and they will. The smoothest path is to just wait out turning 18 and then leave.
In Kansas a person is considered a minor until they become 18. Since your friend is 17 her mother and/or father have control over her well-being and day-to-day activities. There are some provisions in the law for emancipation (giving rights to a minor before 18), but from what you have described the court would not likely emancipate your friend.
Going to stores or movies seems relatively harmless. The better path might be for your friend and her mother to seek some help through counseling to work out their differences.
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