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 controversial decision may have just blocked all access to abortion care for minors in state custody.
A unanimous decision could put an end to decades of legal battles over the state’s parental involvement statute.
A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the state’s brand new parental consent law and an older, less stringent parental notification measure.
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.
A bill that would curb minors’ access to certain medical procedures has gone back to committee, but the North Carolina legislature remains intent on codifying anti-choice ideology.
Two bills that could radically change how teens access abortion are nearly on their way to the governor for her approval.
The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent’s approval.
The governor may have refused to sign the bill into law, but a much stricter parental consent law may be going into effect anyway.
Anti-choice Oklahoma legislators are already working to make abortion as physically invasive as possible. Now they are upping their game by making it personally invasive, too.