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When It Comes to Abortion Rights in Texas, ‘It Could Be Worse’ Isn’t Good Enough

Texas’ anti-choice lawmakers—almost all Republicans, joined by a few Democrats—have spent the last decade and a half or so chipping away abortion access in the state. Yet every session, we're told to be thankful something more restrictive didn't make it to the governor's desk.

Texas’ anti-choice lawmakers—almost all Republicans, joined by a few Democrats—have spent the last decade and a half or so chipping away abortion access in the state. Yet every session, we’re told to be thankful something more restrictive didn’t make it to the governor’s desk.

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The Damaging Effects of This Year’s Texas Legislative Session Must Not Be Underestimated

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.

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Texas GOP Passes ID Requirement for Abortion Care

The Texas house voted to pass a bill requiring physicians who provide abortion care to assume that every one of their patients is younger than 18 unless those patients can present "valid government record of identification" showing otherwise.

The Texas house voted to pass a bill requiring physicians who provide abortion care to assume that every one of their patients is younger than 18 unless those patients can present “valid government record of identification” showing otherwise.

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We Must Not Keep Telling the Same Stories About Why Young People Deserve Reproductive Agency

We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.

We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.

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Alabama ‘Lawyers for Fetuses’ Law Latest Sign of Creeping Fetal ‘Personhood’ Rights

A lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenges an Alabama law that appoints a lawyer to a fetus in judicial bypass proceedings.

“The fetus basically gets two lawyers to try and stop the minor from getting an abortion in a way that no other state’s law comes close to doing,” said Andrew Beck, one of the ACLU attorneys challenging the Alabama law on behalf of a Montgomery abortion clinic, arguing it is unconstitutional.

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Missouri Representative Introduces Parental Notification Bill

A Missouri bill would require the notification of both parents of a minor seeking an abortion, and provides no exception for a medical emergency or in cases of abuse, assault, incest or neglect.

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.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Minor Not ‘Accomplice’ in Her Statutory Rape

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In a unanimous decision Monday, the state’s highest court brought Tennessee law in line with the vast majority of the country.

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Get Real! Accessing Abortion When You Need Funding and a Judicial Bypass

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

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.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Considers Whether Minor Is an Accomplice in Her Own Statutory Rape

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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?

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Alaska Ballot Initiative Targets Minors

For some girls, parental notification is not an option. Self-induced abortion is.

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