Two Connecticut state legislators this month introduced identical bills that would require physicians to notify parents or legal guardians 48 hours in advance of giving a minor child an abortion.
Republicans in Congress last week introduced three new anti-abortion bills in the House and one in the Senate, one of which would force a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before receiving abortion care.
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.
A parent’s freakout over the possibility that her teenage daughter might talk to a doctor without a parent present is an important reminder that adolescent rights to medical privacy are ill-defined and need to be clarified, to protect teenage health.
What relatively peaceful anti-choice protesters may not understand is that their behavior is relative: They’re a physical representation of threats that have already been made, and in some cases executed, in the past and online.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
A federal court will decide what, if any, restrictions pregnant minors in the state face should they need to terminate a pregnancy.
A unanimous decision could put an end to decades of legal battles over the state’s parental involvement statute.
A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the state’s brand new parental consent law and an older, less stringent parental notification measure.
Oklahoma teens are the latest target of Americans United for Life’s quest to cut off abortion access.