The bill would require both parents or the legal guardian of a minor to be notified
that the minor is seeking an abortion, with no exception for medical emergency or in cases of abuse, assault, incest, or neglect.
In a unanimous decision Monday, the state’s highest court brought Tennessee law in line with the vast majority of the country.
What can you do when you need an abortion, but you’re a minor in a state where you need parental permission you probably can’t get and you don’t have money? Here are some initial steps.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has an opportunity to reject a dangerous legal interpretation that holds statutory rape victims can be considered accomplices in the crime committed against them. But will it?
For some girls, parental notification is not an option. Self-induced abortion is.
My first trip for a Plan B pill was a cold, dreary bus ride up Lake Shore Drive to the Planned Parenthood in downtown Chicago. I remember looking out over the frozen lake, wondering what would happen if I couldn’t get the pill that afternoon. I was 15, and not ready to deal with making the decision between pregnancy and abortion. (At 22, I can
confidently say that I’m still not.)