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Let’s Remind Election Winners: Reproductive Coercion is Wrong

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.

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ELECTION 2012: Montana Voters Approve Parental Notification for Teens Seeking Abortions

Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.

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Judge Rules Alaska Parental Notification Law Constitutional

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An Alaska state court judge ruled a 2010 parental notification did not violate teenagers privacy rights or equal protection guarantees.

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Alaska Parental Notification Law Upheld by Superior Court

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The 2010 parental-notification law has been ruled constitutional, but it still may come up before the state Supreme Court.

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Illinois Supreme Court to Review Parental Notification Law

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Although it’s never actually been put into effect, the courts may decide to change that.

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California Parental Notification Ballot Amendment Dies

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Another ballot initiative fails to get enough support to win a vote.

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Montana Ballot: A New Parental Notification Law Up for Vote In November

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If it passes, a girl of 16 or younger will need to have a parent talk to the doctor before an abortion.

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House Republicans Say Grandma Isn’t Good Enough When It Comes To Teen Abortions

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.

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Not Wanting To Tell Parents Can No Longer Be Used As Excuse to Turn Down Judical Bypass In Pennsylvania

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The state Supreme Court rules that a judge may have misused his authority in denying a request to bypass parental notification rules.

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Illinois Parental Notification Law Heading Back To Court

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The law, which has been blocked for over 15 years, will now be heard by the state Supreme Court.

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