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Montana Parental Consent Law Passes Without Governor’s Signature

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The governor may have refused to sign the bill into law, but a much stricter parental consent law may be going into effect anyway.

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Bills to End Judicial Bypass, Invade Patient Privacy

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.

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.

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Super-Sized Parental Consent Bills Pass Oklahoma Senate Committee (CORRECTED)

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

Both bills aim to make judicial bypass a thing of the past for Oklahoma teens.

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Montana Legislature Moves from Parental Notification to Parental Consent


Now all minors would have to get parental permission prior to an abortion.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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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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Catholic Bishops-Supported Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative in Florida Angers Other Faith Leaders

Photo: Meghan Anderson-Colangelo/sxc.hu. via The Sun Sentinel.

Voters will decide in November whether to create parental consent requirements for teens seeking an abortion.

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Weekly Roundup: News on Tennessee’s “Gateway” Law, Parental Consent for HPV Vaccines, and Olympic Sex

In this week’s sexual health roundup: there is new information on the origin of Tennessee’s law that prevents schools from promoting “gateway” behaviors to sex at the same time that anecdotal information suggests teachers are censoring themselves because of it; a new poll shows that adults see the HPV vaccine differently than other STI treatment and prevention efforts and do not want to see parental consent for the vaccine waived; and a new tell-all book suggests that the Olympic village is a hotbed of sex, booze, and drugs.

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Is Rep. Amash Trying To Win Back NRLC With More Restrictions on Abortion in D.C.?

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Apparently the 20-week ban and Medicaid abortion bans were just the warm up act. It seems a congressman who earlier angered anti-choicers may be sponsoring a bill to get back in their good graces.

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