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Kansas Consent Bill Requires Both Parents for Under Age Abortion

Now Kansas has stated just one parent approving of an abortion isn’t enough, a teen needs two.

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Minnesota Considers Stripping Teens of All Health Decisions, Eliminating Judicial Bypass

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.

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Nebraska and Ohio Latest States to Try to Pass Parental Consent Laws

Nebraska is proposing a parental consent law for teens seeking abortions, while Ohio contemplates making the judicial bypass process even harder.

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Afternoon Roundup: House Votes to Repeal Health Reform Law; Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Trouble

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.

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Roundup: Henry Vetoes Data Act, Crist Still Just Sitting There

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.

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Roundup: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

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.

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Planned Parenthood Responds to “Sting” Videos

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.

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Like Literacy Tests Before Them, Parental Notification and Consent Laws Are Meant to Punish and Humiliate

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.

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(VIDEO) Parental Notification in Illinois: Forcing Young Women Into Harm’s Way

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.

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Illinois Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Enforcement of Parental Notification Law

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.

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