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Five Myths About Youth-Targeted Abortion Laws

With mandated parental consent and notification laws come a series of dangerous misconceptions that are erecting barriers to health care for youth instead of increased resources and information.

Parental consent and notification laws are built on a series of myths about young people, families, abortion, and the judicial process.

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To Protect Young People’s Health, Protect Their Confidentiality

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.

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.

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Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

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.

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.

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Montana Blocked From Defending Parental Involvement Laws

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A Montana judge ruled that attorneys for the State of Montana cannot defend two recent parental involvement laws because courts in the state have previously ruled similar restrictions unconstitutional.

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Legal Wrap: Buffer Zones at SCOTUS, and a Clinic Bomb Scare

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn't seem to be.

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to be.

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Missouri Representative Introduces Parental Notification Bill

A Missouri bill would require the notification of both parents of a minor seeking an abortion, and provides no exception for a medical emergency or in cases of abuse, assault, incest or neglect.

The bill would require both parents or the legal guardian of a minor to be notified that the minor is seeking an abortion, with no exception for medical emergency or in cases of abuse, assault, incest, or neglect.

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Would the Fourth Time Be the Charm for a Parental Notification Law in California?

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again.

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Parental Notice Law Not a Political Compromise

Quite the contentious issue, the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act has never been enacted due to a court injunction — until now. The law, scheduled to go into effect yesterday, now remains in political limbo pending a lawsuit and considerations from a regulation department.

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Parental Notification Law Will Only Harm Illinois’ Young Women

While parental notification laws are intended to protect young women, they assume that all young women can safely involve their family in the decision to terminate a pregnancy.

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Parental Involvement Laws Have No Effect on Abortion Rates

Antiabortion activists claim that state laws requiring parental involvement for minors have been a major contributing factor to declining abortion rates in the United States. Studies prove them wrong.

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