We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.
Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.
An Alaska state court judge ruled a 2010 parental notification did not violate teenagers privacy rights or equal protection guarantees.
The 2010 parental-notification law has been ruled constitutional, but it still may come up before the state Supreme Court.
Although it’s never actually been put into effect, the courts may decide to change that.
Another ballot initiative fails to get enough support to win a vote.
If it passes, a girl of 16 or younger will need to have a parent talk to the doctor before an abortion.
The House Republicans are once more trying to pass a bill that would forbid teens from going to a different state to get an abortion.
The state Supreme Court rules that a judge may have misused his authority in denying a request to bypass parental notification rules.
The law, which has been blocked for over 15 years, will now be heard by the state Supreme Court.