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.
While one state pushes for less access to abortion for teens, another tables the idea.
Both bills stalled in the judiciary committee.