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Texas Legislators Are Putting Pregnant Teens in Harm’s Way

If HB 3994 passes through the senate, Texas’ parental consent law will be even stricter than it is already, forcing minors who cannot obtain permission to navigate a slew of complicated, humiliating, and sometimes impossible hurdles to receive reproductive health care.

If HB 3994 passes through the senate, Texas’ parental consent law will be even stricter than it is already, forcing minors who cannot obtain permission to navigate a slew of complicated, humiliating, and sometimes impossible hurdles to receive reproductive health care.

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‘Personhood,’ Parental Notification Bills Introduced in Washington State

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

Republicans in Washington, a state known for its pro-choice politics and widespread access to reproductive health care, have introduced two bills that would strike at that access, including a “personhood” bill that would give full legal rights to the “preborn” at “the moment of fertilization.”

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Mississippi Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Extend Forced Waiting Period

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

Sen. Phillip Gandy (R-Waynesboro) has introduced SB 2138, which would increase the minimum waiting period before a woman can have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.

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Legal Wrap: Michigan Ups the Ante in Statewide Abortion Restrictions

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

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Federal Court Considers Scope of Montana Parental Involvement Statutes

A federal court will decide what, if any, restrictions pregnant minors in the state face should they need to terminate a pregnancy.

A federal court will decide what, if any, restrictions pregnant minors in the state face should they need to terminate a pregnancy.

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Legal Wrap: State Detains Pregnant Woman, Catholic Bishops Meddle With Health-Care Benefits

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

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In Denying a 16-Year-Old Judicial Bypass, Nebraska Supreme Court Creates Ban on Abortions for Minors in State Custody

The 2-1 ruling requires crisis pregnancy centers disclose whether they have licensed medical providers at their facilities.

A controversial decision may have just blocked all access to abortion care for minors in state custody.

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds State’s Parental Involvement Statute

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

A unanimous decision could put an end to decades of legal battles over the state’s parental involvement statute.

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Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Montana Parental Consent, Notification Laws

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

A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the state’s brand new parental consent law and an older, less stringent parental notification measure.

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Oklahoma Passes Harsh Parental Consent Bill, While Louisiana Teens Can Turn Parents in for Abuse

In one case a parent trying to assist their teen with an abortion may hit even more stumbling blocks, while in another not agreeing with the decision could be considered abuse.

Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill that will make getting an abortion much more difficult for teens, while in Louisiana a new bill would make it possible to charge parents with child abuse for “coercing” daughters into abortion.

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