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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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Two More Anti-Science, Anti-Choice Bills Make Their Way Through the North Carolina Legislature

The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate "religious institutions" at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.

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.

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One Oklahoma Parental Consent Bill Heads to Governor While Other Awaits Final Vote

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

Two bills that could radically change how teens access abortion are nearly on their way to the governor for her approval.

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Would a North Carolina Bill Ban Minors From Buying Pregnancy Tests? (UPDATED)

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 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.

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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

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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

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The right to choose is becoming an issue all the way down to the judiciary.

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