Rhode Island’s legislative agenda on abortion; Louisiana state rep introduces abortion ban; and Rwanda unveils national campaign to address cervical cancer.
The state Republicans propose one of the most restrictive parental consent to health care laws in the country.
Two new abortion restrictions have been signed into law by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.
The Candies Foundation pays Bristol $262k but grants only $35k for teen pregnancy prevention; the FBI releases 10-year old threats against Dr. Tiller; Delaware may enact parental consent; Illinois cannot force pharmacies to distribute emergency contraception.
Now Kansas has stated just one parent approving of an abortion isn’t enough, a teen needs two.
Tucked into a bill proposed on Friday is a stipulation that teens cannot consent to any health procedure, removing access from abortion, birth control and STI screenings.
Nebraska is proposing a parental consent law for teens seeking abortions, while Ohio contemplates making the judicial bypass process even harder.
Physician who provides abortions indicted for murder; health reform law repeal vote in the House today; parental consent in Kansas; breast-feeding promotion from the U.S. Surgeon General; and crisis pregnancy centers are in trouble in Texas and Washington State.
Oklahoma’s governor vetoes an abortion restriction, Florida’s governor is still waiting for something, and a judge in Nebraska may be acting on his own set of beliefs.
What’s worse: having parents involved in reproductive health or NOT having parents involved in reproductive health? I guess it depends which state you live in.