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Alaska Parental Notification Initiative Goes On The Ballot

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that a parental notification initiative can stay on the 2010 ballot, despite a poorly written petition and confusion among signatories.

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Alaska Parental Notification Initiative Goes To Court

Alaska’s Parental Notification Ballot Initiative goes to the Alaskan Supreme Court.

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Roundup: I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

Tennessee uses bad data to support their “anti-coercion” bill, Oklahoma declares an “emergency” on eliminating abortion, and Alaska writes a bad, bad petition.

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Repro-Briefs: Michigan Requires Access to Emergency Contraception, While Missouri Bill Would Shame Teens

Michigan moves forward on practical contraceptive advances, schools reevaluate student privacy when it comes to abortions, teens are outed to prosecutors and more.

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Judge Rules Against ACLU in Favor of Illinois’ Parental Notification Law

The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act, first passed in 1995, which has never been enacted due to various legal challenges, cleared one legal hurdle this afternoon.

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Roundup: When a 15-Year-Old Gets an Abortion

A 15-year-old receives a completely legal abortion and her pro-life mother is livid. Plus, who needs a date for the prom?

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Roundup: Abortion Once Again Debated At White House Healthcare Summit

Were you glued to your computer monitor yesterday watching the White House’s Healthcare Summit? If not you probably didn’t notice the glaring lack of women legislators invited. And naturally the issue of abortion was one of the many objections raised by Republicans in objection to the president’s bill.

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Like Literacy Tests Before Them, Parental Notification and Consent Laws Are Meant to Punish and Humiliate

Parental notification and consent laws are sold as a public good and as protection for teenagers, but are really only about humiliating and punishing them.

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(VIDEO) Parental Notification in Illinois: Forcing Young Women Into Harm’s Way

While Illinois has a mandatory parental involvement law on
the books, it has long been enjoined. I have seen firsthand the harms that forced parental involvement impose on young women.

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Another Busy Year: State Legislative Trends on Reproductive Health and Abortion in 2009

More than 900 measures on reproductive health and rights were introduced in the states and the District of Columbia in 2009, and by year’s end, 77 new laws had been enacted in 34 states and DC. (This is more than twice the 33 new laws enacted in 20 states in 2008.)

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