The Alaska Supreme Court decides that the signature gathering was not so flawed that the parental notification act can’t go on the ballot, while the governor refuses to expand healthcare for women and pregnant children.
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.
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.