Parents rightfully want to be involved in their teens’ lives, but if my daughter feels that she cannot talk to me at a big turning point in her life, it is most important that she have a trusted adult by her side. That is why I am so concerned about HR 2299, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act of 2012.
A new ballot initiative aims to strip privacy rights from teens seeking abortions.
The House Republicans are once more trying to pass a bill that would forbid teens from going to a different state to get an abortion.
The push to federalize parental notification laws is back… and if last week’s hearing is any indication, it’s based on the same misguided arguments laced with a healthy dose of condescension towards young women and their private decisions.
Once more the Republican controlled House puts introducing more anti-choice legislation as their number one priority.
The case of a young teen girl in Texas is another example of how parental involvement only matter when an underage girl wants to terminate a pregnancy, not continue one.
One law will make it harder for minors to access abortions. Another will do absolutely nothing.
First, they create “abortion” and “no abortion” states, then they put up walls so you can’t travel between the two.
An amendment to add a parental consent for abortions law kills a law that would require consent for teens who want to use a tanning bed.
A teen seeking an abortion must now have signed, notoraized permission from a parent.