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.
In an interview, Planned Parenthood responds to the use by a UCLA student and anti-choice agitator of hidden video cameras to exploit service providers.
Parental notification and consent laws are sold as a public good and as protection for teenagers, but are really only about humiliating and punishing them.
While Illinois has a mandatory parental involvement law on
the books, it has long been enjoined. I have seen firsthand the harms that forced parental involvement impose on young women.
An Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order delaying enforcement of a law requiring doctors to notify parents of teens who are seeking an abortion. The order was issued in response to a request by the American Civil Liberties Union, and will remain in effect until hearings on why the law should not be put into effect.