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Judicial Races Become Politicized as Abortion Rights Grow as an Election Issue

Photo: SBMBlog.

The right to choose is becoming an issue all the way down to the judiciary.

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Alaska Parental Notification Law Upheld by Superior Court

Judge John Suddock. Photo: MSNBC.

The 2010 parental-notification law has been ruled constitutional, but it still may come up before the state Supreme Court.

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Judicial Bypass in Arkansas? “We Don’t Give ANYONE Permission for Abortions Here!”

How hard is it for a teen to get an abortion without parental permission? One social worker tries to navigate the legal system.

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Ohio Makes It Even More Difficult For Teens To Get Abortions

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A new bill will let judges decide if minors were “coached” on how to get judicial bypass.

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Nebraska and Ohio Latest States to Try to Pass Parental Consent Laws

Nebraska is proposing a parental consent law for teens seeking abortions, while Ohio contemplates making the judicial bypass process even harder.

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Morning Roundup: PA News Organizations Petition to Unseal Minor’s Denied Judicial Bypass

More on the anti-choice Biebs, House member discusses her abortion at 17 weeks, Alaska moves forward with “Choose Life” plate legislation, Texas mandatory ultrasound bill advances, and Pittsburgh news organizations want to unseal a minor’s denied request for a judicial bypass.

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Morning Roundup: Baltimore CPC Law Struck Down

Oral sex and head and neck cancer, Baltimore CPC law is struck down, parental notification in New Mexico, making judicial bypass harder on teens, and a cosponsor of the “it’s not rape unless you’re forced” bill says they didn’t mean it that way.

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A Pioneering Effort to Increase Rural Women’s Access to Safe Abortion in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deserves a medal for seeking to address the geographic (and often economic) disparity in access to abortion in a smart and safe way.

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Like Literacy Tests Before Them, Parental Notification and Consent Laws Are Meant to Punish and Humiliate

Parental notification and consent laws are sold as a public good and as protection for teenagers, but are really only about humiliating and punishing them.

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Illinois Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Enforcement of Parental Notification Law

An Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order delaying enforcement of a law requiring doctors to notify parents of teens who are seeking an abortion. The order was issued in response to a request by the American Civil Liberties Union, and will remain in effect until hearings on why the law should not be put into effect.

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