Alaska’s Parental Notification Ballot Initiative goes to the Alaskan Supreme Court.
Tennessee uses bad data to support their “anti-coercion” bill, Oklahoma declares an “emergency” on eliminating abortion, and Alaska writes a bad, bad petition.
Michigan moves forward on practical contraceptive advances, schools reevaluate student privacy when it comes to abortions, teens are outed to prosecutors and more.
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.
A 15-year-old receives a completely legal abortion and her pro-life mother is livid. Plus, who needs a date for the prom?
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Today everyone is still hashing over the news of Scott Brown’s win, what does it mean, and where are we going. But there’s plenty of evidence of where women’s rights stand right now.