AB 405 would require physicians to notify parents or guardians of a minor in writing prior to providing abortion care. The physician would have to wait an additional 48 hours after sending notification before performing the abortion.
A Texas Republican has proposed a small wording change to a law that allows abused and abandoned teenagers to obtain abortion care in the state without a parent’s permission.
We in the reproductive rights community have cultivated this idea that the only stories we can tell about young people are ones that involve the threat of abuse. This makes it seem as if we tacitly approve of the idea that only people in danger are worthy of our understanding.
Though the number of anti-choice laws enacted in states across the United States fell to 27 last year, from 52 in 2013, the country still deserves an overall “D” grade for access to abortion services, according to a report released Wednesday by NARAL Pro-Choice America.
As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.
A new poll in West Virginia indicates that conservatives in the state legislature might be out of touch with voters when it comes to reproductive rights.
The tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.
Parental consent and notification laws are built on a series of myths about young people, families, abortion, and the judicial process.
Many young people continue to lack confidential access to health care and that significantly obstructs their use of critical sexual and reproductive health services, such as birth control.
While forced parental involvement laws aren’t new, more states have been passing them or tightening their existing laws to decrease access to abortion for teens.