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  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox News on Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • Texas lawmakers target parental consent bypasses in next round of abortion debate

    12/30/2014 6:45:57 PM PST · by Morgana
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 December 2014 | BRITTNEY MARTIN
    AUSTIN — Anti-abortion lawmakers are looking to use next year’s legislative session to build on the restrictions that prompted more than half of Texas’ 40 abortion clinics to close. Among the proposals: more limits on legal exemptions for girls seeking an abortion without notifying their parents, and efforts to ensure that women are not being coerced into having abortions, particularly in human trafficking cases. The new agenda comes as social conservatives have made substantial gains, giving them greater clout in the GOP-led Legislature. It also sets up potential conflicts with abortion-rights supporters, largely Democrats, who have vowed to try to...
  • Las Vegas school board wants to teach 5-yr-olds about masturbation

    09/26/2014 8:17:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9-25-2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Angry parents descended on a Clark County School District Board of Trustees meeting this week after discovering the content of a proposed new "comprehensive sex education" curriculum that includes teaching 5-year-olds about masturbation. The proposed curriculum would include education about homosexuality as early as ages 5 through 8, teaching children to give everyone “respect regardless of who they are attracted to.” School children in kindergarten through grade 3 would also be taught that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation.” “You want to teach my 5-year-old how to masturbate?” challenged parent Julie Butler. "We certainly should...
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Giving Plan B Drug to 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Consent

    05/18/2014 5:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When the Obama administration pushed for over the counter sales of the Plan B drug, which may cause an abortion in some circumstances, pro-life advocates feared this kind of thing would happen. A local news station in Colorado has discovered that a children’s hospital with giving the Plan B drug to 12-year-old girls and all without parental consent. As Fox 21 reports: motherdaughter6bOne Colorado Springs clinic is offering kids as young as 12 access to the Plan B pill without any parental consent. That clinic is a division of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and offers services to 12 to...
  • Predator contacted girl, 14, ..... got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion

    02/27/2014 10:47:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    The Herald. ^ | Plymouth Herald
    FULL TITLE: Predator contacted girl, 14, hours after jail release - got her pregnant and bullied her into abortion A sexual predator from Plymouth who contacted a 14-year-old just hours after being freed from prison has been jailed after he made her pregnant and bullied her into having an abortion. Stephen Lobb seduced the victim despite having been jailed for making another under age girl pregnant. He contacted her on the day after he was let out. When the girl from Plymouth became pregnant he told her to ‘get rid of it’ and then left her for another girl who...
  • Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia

    02/13/2014 1:07:21 PM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | BBC
    Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions....Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision. It is twelve years since Belgium legalised euthanasia for adults. In the Netherlands, Belgium's northern neighbour, euthanasia is legal for children over the age of 12, if there is parental consent.Under the Dutch conditions, a patient's request for euthanasia can be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is "voluntary and well-considered" and the patient is suffering unbearably, with no prospect of improvement. One man in the...
  • New York City schools handed out 12,721 doses of Plan B last year without parental consent

    02/04/2013 3:09:53 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 4, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, February 4, 2013, ( – New York City schools distributed 12,721 doses of the “Morning-After Pill” to students last year, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The 40 school-based “health centers” also performed thousands of injections of long-term contraception and implanted intrauterine devices (IUDs). Under state law, schools do not need to obtain parental consent to dispense the drugs. The $2.7 million program has provided contraceptives to 22,400 teens as young as 14. Last September, the district announced that the city Department of Health had distributed Plan B to 567 teenage girls, and...
  • Graphic Autopsy Images Released of Woman Dying From Legal Abortion

    01/10/2013 9:41:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 60 replies
    LN ^ | 1.10.2013 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group has released the graphic images today of a woman who was killed in a botched legal abortion. The group says they are some of the first images ever seen publicly of a woman who was brutalized by an abortion that claimed her life. When 18-year-old Marla Cardamone was killed having an abortion at a Pennsylvania hospital, her mother, Deborah, vowed that she would never let her daughter be forgotten. Then, late last year, she approached the pro-life group Life Dynamics and asked the group’s president Mark Crutcher to help her show the public the risks women face...
  • Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today

    09/13/2010 1:34:34 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | September 13, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday September 13, 2010 Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today By Kathleen GilbertBOSTON, September 13, 2010 ( - The trial into charges of involuntary manslaughter against a Massachusetts abortionist whose botched abortion killed Laura Hope Smith, 22, begins Monday, exactly three years after the young woman's death, according to an Associated Press report.Prosecutors charged Dr. Rapin Osathanondh of Cape Cod with manslaughter in July 2008 in connection with the death of Smith, 22, whose heart stopped during an abortion. Osathanondh resigned his license in February 2008, the same day the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine issued charges...
  • California Chief Justice Ronald George announces retirement

    07/14/2010 7:27:38 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 1+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 14 July 2010 | Howard Mintz
    From issuing historic rulings on gay marriage, affirmative action and abortion rights to ushering in a new era of legal and political clout for California's highest court, Chief Justice Ronald George has cast a long shadow of influence across the state since the mid-1990s. On Wednesday, California's 27th chief justice decided it was time to step aside, unexpectedly announcing he will not seek a new 12-year term in November and will put an official end to the "George Court" on Jan. 2. The 70-year-old George said he will retreat from his notoriously frenetic life to read, run and travel —...
  • Court Vindicates Illinois Law against Secret Abortions for Minors [ACLU loses]

    03/29/2010 3:55:09 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Monday March 29, 2010 Court Vindicates Illinois Law against Secret Abortions for Minors By Peter J. SmithCHICAGO, March 29, 2010 ( – An Illinois state judge has dismissed a case launched by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the constitutionality of the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act, moving the law one step closer to full implementation.Judge Daniel Riley of Cook County Court ruled that the 1970 Illinois State Constitution does include a right to abortion, but he said the law should stand, since the Illinois right to abortion is not broader than the federal right, thereby allowing for...
  • Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me

    03/24/2010 6:26:39 PM PDT · by topher · 45 replies · 1,705+ views -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | March 24, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Wednesday March 24, 2010 Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me By Patrick B. CraineSEATTLE, Washington, March 24, 2010 ( – A Seattle mother is furious after learning that her 15-year-old daughter was sent by her school's health center for a secret abortion, reports ABC-affiliate KOMO.The mother, identified only as “Jill,” says her daughter was given a pregnancy test at Ballard High School's Teen Health Center, which came back positive.  Rather than informing the parents, she said, the center gave the girl a pass and put her in a taxi for the abortuary, all...
  • Cervical cancer vaccine debate heading to the Legislature (NY/Gardasil w/o Parental Concent)

    02/09/2010 3:23:41 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | February 9, 2010 | RICK KARLIN
    ALBANY -- The debate over making cervical cancer vaccines available to young women is coming to the state Legislature today. A group of anti-vaccine activists plans to attend this morning's Senate Codes Committee hearing to protest a bill that would let health care professionals give the vaccine to women younger than 18 without parental consent. The measure, sponsored in the Senate by Liz Krueger and in the Assembly by Amy Paulin -- both Democrats -- aims to protect women against preventable cervical cancer. The legislation also notes that Planned Parenthood clinics have been seeing teenagers coming in and requesting the...
  • YouTube Yanks another Pro-Life Exposé Video

    07/22/2009 6:46:23 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | July 21, 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    The video-sharing platform YouTube has yanked from its site another video that exposed a Planned Parenthood's complicity in protecting perpetrators of child-rape. The video recorded by Live Action Films undercover investigator Lila Rose recorded staffers of a Birmingham Planned Parenthood stating their willingness to "bend the rules a little bit" and violate state laws requiring parental consent for a minor's abortion and mandatory reporting of child statutory rape. The video in question has prompted Alabama's Attorney General's Office to investigate Planned Parenthood and its practices, but, according to Live Action Films, the student-based non-profit organization behind the exposé, YouTube gave...
  • Speech of Ron Paul, Introducing the Parental Consent Act

    05/03/2009 7:59:22 AM PDT · by bamahead · 23 replies · 872+ views
    Natural News ^ | May 02, 2009 | Mike Adams, Natural News Editor
    Rep. Ron Paul has introduced the Parental Consent Act to protect families from mandatory "mental health screening" -- a thinly-veiled attempt by Big Pharma to drug expectant mothers and new moms with dangerous psychiatric drugs. Here's the full text of the speech given by Ron Paul in the House of Representatives, April 30, 2009: Madam Speaker, I rise to introduce the Parental Consent Act. This bill forbids Federal funds from being used for any universal or mandatory mental-health screening of students without the express, written, voluntary, informed consent of their parents or legal guardians. This bill protects the fundamental right...
  • House OKs parental consent for abortion

    04/02/2009 4:17:18 PM PDT · by redk · 10 replies · 494+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 2nd, 2009
    JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has approved a bill requiring a girl under 17 years of age to obtain her parent's consent to have an abortion.
  • Our view: Parental consent? (ADN editorial)

    03/01/2009 5:50:06 AM PST · by redk · 21 replies · 740+ views
    <p>Gov. Sarah Palin and some conservative legislators are pushing a bill to require teenagers to get their parent's consent before having an abortion. We've been here before. The Alaska Supreme Court in 2007 declared such a law unconstitutional. It's still unconstitutional. Parents do not have the right to compel a daughter to abort a pregnancy. Neither do they have the right to compel a pregnant daughter to give birth. Pregnant teens should have ultimate control over the decision to bear a child or abort a pregnancy, just as much as any woman.</p>
  • Palin Pushes Parental Consent Legislation

    02/26/2009 5:02:35 PM PST · by SolidWood · 21 replies · 1,361+ views
    Office of Governor Sarah Palin ^ | February 26, 2009 | Office of Gov. Palin
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-39 Governor Palin Pushes Parental Consent Legislation Joined by Rep. Coghill and Sen. Olson February 26, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today was joined by Representative John Coghill, Senator Donny Olson and other lawmakers who offered their support for legislation that would require parental notice and consent before a minor can have an abortion. The governor stressed the broad support for the family-oriented bill. “The most important thing at stake is the right of Alaska’s children to receive the support and input of their parents as they face a life-changing decision,” Governor Palin said....
  • Palin backs bill requiring parental consent

    02/26/2009 3:35:14 PM PST · by redk · 49 replies · 1,393+ views
    Fort Mill Times ^ | 2/26/09 | ANNE SUTTON
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is backing a bill that would require parental consent for a minor to have an abortion in Alaska. Rep. John Coghill, a North Pole Republican, and Sen. Donny Olson, a Democrat from Nome, are the main supporters of the bill, and appeared with Palin during a news conference Thursday in the state Capitol.
  • Obama Vows Blood for the Bloodthirsty

    10/31/2008 7:43:23 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 25 replies · 2,994+ views | 10-31-08 | Matt Barber (
    It’s a day like any other. The kids are safe at school and you’re at work wishing you weren’t. All is as it should be. Then your cell phone rings. On the other end is your twelve-year-old daughter’s junior high school guidance counselor. Amid nervous hemming and hawing you detect that something’s horribly wrong. Then the words, “I’m sorry, she didn’t make it.” At first it doesn’t register. Then it clicks and your soul is pierced. The room begins to spin and rapidly close in. You sink deep and grab for something. But nothing on this earth will hold you...
  • Subjecting Teen to Mental Health Test Without Parental Consent

    08/11/2008 3:55:09 PM PDT · by cornelis · 35 replies · 492+ views
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 8/06/2008 | Rutherford Institute
    Teen Screen Lawsuit Advances: Federal Court Affirms Family’s Right to Sue School for Subjecting Teen to Mental Health Test Without Parental Consent SOUTH BEND, Ind.—A federal court has given the green light to a civil rights lawsuit filed by Rutherford Institute attorneys in defense of a 15-year-old Indiana student who was subjected by school officials to a controversial mental health examination without the knowledge or consent of her parents. In ruling that the lawsuit filed on behalf of Chelsea Rhoades and her parents, Teresa and Michael, may proceed to trial, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana...
  • Maine Dems reject parental consent bill

    01/25/2008 3:51:17 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies · 193+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 25, 2008 | Mal Leary
    Legislative leaders, voting along party lines on Thursday, rejected proposed legislation that would require parental consent for schools to give children 14 and under prescription drugs, including birth control pills. Republican Sen. Douglas Smith of Dover-Foxcroft, who sponsored the measure, denounced Democratic leaders for not allowing the issue to be considered this session. "This is a fundamental right we are talking about here," Smith said. "This is a parental right to control the prescription drugs their children are taking. The Democratic majority today felt that the state should have the right to intercede in that, and that is an unfortunate...
  • It's Still Children

    12/04/2007 8:26:05 AM PST · by bs9021 · 26 replies · 128+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 4, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    It’s Still Children By: Bethany Stotts It’s Still Elementary (ISE), a retrospective documentary featuring the motivations behind and public’s response to the controversial 1996 It's Elementary (IE) film on homosexuality, premiered November 28th at none other than the National Education Association’s (NEA) Washington, D.C. facility. ......... Chen denies that teachers are overstepping their grounds by discussing gay issues with young, impressionable children in grades as early as kindergarten. “All teachers have the right, and the responsibility, to weave respectful, age-appropriate messages about LGBT people and issues into their lessons and classrooms,” Chen said. The “New Call to Action” handout issued...
  • Shaking up the Republican primary abortion-style (MUST READ!)

    11/18/2007 6:55:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 216 replies · 259+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | November 18, 2007 | David Sanders
    Make no mistake about it - when the nation's largest pro-life group endorsed Fred Thompson on Tuesday its goal was to shake up the Republican contest for the presidency. The National Right to Life's endorsement is the gold standard coveted by those Republicans seeking the White House because it bestows a legitimacy and authenticity on the candidate who receives it as the standard-bearer for those who want to end abortion on demand. The Thompson endorsement not only signals how the organization representing 3,000 pro-life groups has grown up, but it shows just how close the country is to seeing Roe...
  • Alaska teens can make own abortion decision

    11/03/2007 3:09:37 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 24 replies · 67+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 03 Nov 07 | SHEILA TOOMEY
    The Alaska Supreme Court threw out an embattled state law Friday that required parental or judicial consent before a teenager can have an abortion. In a 3-2 decision, the court said the consent requirement robs a pregnant teen of her constitutional right to make such an important decision herself and transfers that right to her parents or a judge. However, a law that required parents to be notified of a juvenile daughter's plan to have an abortion would probably be all right, said Chief Justice Dana Fabe in the majority decision for the court. It's a option many other states...
  • Parents in Kidnap Case Reach Deal {Katelyn Kampf kidnapped for forced abortion }

    10/10/2007 9:56:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/10/7 | DAVID SHARP, Associated Press Writer
    Portland, Maine (AP) -- A husband and wife accused of kidnapping their daughter to force her to have an abortion last year have reached a plea agreement in which they will serve no time behind bars, the couple's lawyer said Wednesday. Nicholas and Lola Kampf have agreed to plead guilty Friday to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges to resolve the case, said Thomas Hallett, Nicholas Kampf's attorney. Under the agreement, the couple will avoid jail time and the assault charge will be dropped once they complete counseling, Hallett said. "The reality is this was a family matter from the...
  • Appeals Court Asked To Hold State Responsible for Illegally Strip Searching Children

    08/31/2007 3:18:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 572+ views ^ | August 30, 2007
    Appeals Court Asked To Hold State Responsible for Illegally Strip Searching Children MILWAUKEE, WI, August 30, 2007 ( - Today Liberty Counsel filed a brief at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving a state worker who made two elementary children undress without parental consent. The case is Michael C. v. Gresbach. The eight-year-old boy, his nine-year-old sister and their parents are represented by Stephen Crampton, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, and Wisconsin attorney Michael D. Dean. The case involves Dana Gresbach, a social worker from the Bureau of Milwaukee Child...
  • Former teacher marries student, 16

    06/20/2007 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 187 replies · 8,311+ views
    News/Record ^ | 6/20/97 | AP
    WILMINGTON (AP) — A 40-year-old high school science teacher and cross country coach who once worked in Guilford County has resigned his position and married a 16-year-old student. Brenton Wuchae coached Windy Hager at South Brunswick High School, where she recently completed her sophomore year as one of the school's top runners. He also lives less than two miles away from the Hagers' home on Oak Island. Wuchae married Hager in Brunswick County on Monday, according to a marriage license. Hager's parents, Dennis and Betty Hager, said they did all they could to keep the couple apart after noticing a...
  • ID Senate clears parental consent abortion law (Idaho)

    02/26/2007 5:17:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 567+ views
    Idaho Press-Tribune ^ | 2/26/07 | AP
    BOISE, Idaho - A bill that would require unmarried girls under 18 in Idaho to get consent from their parents before getting an abortion has moved a step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted 23-12 Monday for the measure that would require most girls to get written permission from one parent before the procedure could be performed. Girls who don't want to tell their parents can petition a judge to allow an abortion in cases of incest or abuse, a medical emergency or if the judge decides the girl is mature enough to decide on her own. "We require...
  • New rules will require written parental consent for abortions

    09/01/2006 10:59:12 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies · 642+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | POLLY ROSS HUGHES
    Forms, which must be notarized, also warn teens of medical risks AUSTIN — After 13 months of intense pressure from opposing factions, the state has adopted rules requiring written — and notarized — parental consent forms for girls under age 18 to get abortions. The new forms span six pages, warn of medical risks and tout "women's right to know" brochures backed by abortion opponents, said those on opposite sides of the issue. The rules would take effect 20 days later. Patrick said the governor's office backed the final form approved late last week, which requires parents' written consent be...
  • Abortion Center Director Admits Out-of-State Teens Go There to Avoid Parents

    07/30/2006 12:21:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 742+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/30/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Hagerstown, MD ( -- When the Senate approved a bill last week prohibiting taking a teenager to another state for an abortion without her parents' knowledge or consent, abortion advocates claimed the practice rarely occurs. However, the director of a Maryland abortion business says it routinely gets calls from teens wanting to avoid parental involvement laws. Teenagers in Pennsylvania's York County are apparently heading to the Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services abortion business in neighboring Maryland. They appear to be wanting to avoid a Pennsylvania state law that requires parental consent for a minor girl to have an abortion and requires...
  • Senate Passes Interstate Abortion Bill

    07/25/2006 6:45:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies · 731+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 25 JULY 2006 | AP
    Senate Passes Interstate Abortion Bill (AP) WASHINGTON A bill that would make it a crime to take a pregnant girl across state lines for an abortion without her parents' knowledge passed the Senate Tuesday, but vast differences with the House version stood between the measure and President Bush's desk. The 65-34 vote gave the Senate's approval to the bill, which would make taking a pregnant girl to another state for the purposes of evading parental notification laws punishable by fines and up to a year in jail. The girl and her parents would be exempt from prosecution, and the bill...
  • Senate wades back into abortion debate

    07/21/2006 2:21:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7/21/06 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    The Senate reopened the abortion debate Friday in advance of the midterm elections, this time over a bill that would make it a federal crime to take a teenager across state lines to end a pregnancy without a parent's knowledge. Supporters of the bill say such incidents often occur when a girl, or the man involved, wants to evade homestate parental consent laws. Opponents say the bill would make criminals of well-meaning confidants, such as relatives and clergy members, who might help a pregnant teen whose parents are abusive. Much of the discussion Friday concerned how to balance a parent's...
  • Parental consent requirement rejected for emergency contraception

    03/16/2006 3:32:57 PM PST · by Crackingham · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Boston Globe & AP ^ | March 16, 2006 | Anne Saunders
    <p>Young women will not need their parents' permission before getting emergency contraception, the state Senate voted Thursday. The topic was debated hotle before the bill failed, 14-10.</p> <p>"Every young woman in the state should have a right to make a decision that's not abortion or childbirth," Cornish Sen. Peter Burling, a Democrat, said.</p>
  • Scant Drop Seen in Abortion Rate if Parents Are Told

    03/05/2006 10:34:17 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 49 replies · 1,012+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/6/06 | ANDREW LEHREN and JOHN LELAND
    For all the passions they generate, laws that require minors to notify their parents or get permission to have an abortion do not appear to have produced the sharp drop in teenage abortion rates that some advocates hoped for, an analysis by The New York Times shows. The analysis, which looked at six states that introduced parental involvement laws in the last decade and is believed to be the first study to include data from years after 1999, found instead a scattering of divergent trends. For instance, in Tennessee, the abortion rate went down when a federal court suspended a...
  • Utah House Approves Parental Consent Bill

    01/28/2006 8:56:24 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 319+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah House passed a bill Friday requiring girls younger than 18 to get parental consent before they may undergo an abortion. Current law requires doctors to notify a girl's parents before ending her pregnancy, but the parents need not consent to the procedure. Lawmakers voted 65-8 to approve the new measure, sending it to the Senate. Only Democrats voted against it. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Kerry Gibson, said such decisions should be made within families, not just in consultation with a medical provider or counselor. "We're trying to bring the rights and the decision-making...
  • Should and will Doe v Bolton be overturned (abortion restrictions)?

    09/26/2005 4:41:45 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies · 342+ views
    A good discussion of Doe v. Bolton is found at: DOE v. BOLTON, 410 U.S. 179 (1973) -- From this discussion and text, it is my opinion that Doe v. Bolton deals with the constitutionality of restrictions on abortion. I may be wrong. The important case that maybe Doe v. Bolton might be challenged on is: -- AYOTTE, ATTORNEY. GEN. OF NH V. PLANNED PARENTHOOD That is why this is a question thread. It is my understanding that Doe v. Bolton addressed the question of placing restrictions on abortion. If that is true, then perhaps Doe v. Bolton...
  • Court: Parental Consent for Abortion Legal

    09/09/2005 6:52:34 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 5 replies · 261+ views
    Ohio's law requiring girls under age 18 to get a parent's consent for an abortion is constitutional and may be enforced, a federal court ruled Thursday. The law also requires a woman seeking an abortion to meet with a doctor at least 24 hours before having the procedure to get a description of the procedure, its risks and alternatives. An exception in the law allows a minor to seek a judge's permission to bypass the parental consent requirement. "Plaintiffs' evidence does not demonstrate that H.B. 421 imposes undue burdens on the abortion right even when viewed in a highly deferential...
  • Doctors could face death penalty for illegal abortions, some say

    08/27/2005 3:00:07 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 10 replies · 810+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | August 27,2005 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Doctors could face death penalty for illegal abortions, some say By Tommy Witherspoon Tribune-Herald staff writer Saturday, August 27, 2005 Doctors who perform illegal abortions in Texas could be prosecuted for capital murder and face a death sentence under recent changes in Texas law that have resulted in apparent unintended consequences. While officials familiar with the new legislation say such prosecutions are unlikely, the possibility of a doctor on death row, whether intentional or not, puts a sharp focus on the importance of analyzing legislative activity every two years, officials say. That's what Lindsey Roberts, director of training for the...
  • Abortion law throws fill-in judges for loop

    06/19/2005 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Maigrey · 6 replies · 617+ views
    The (Memphis) Commerical Appeal ^ | 19 June 2005 | Bill Dries
    Parental consent is not always required in Tennessee Circuit Court Judge Rita Stotts was floored when an unwed teenage mother wound up in her courtroom earlier this year seeking approval for an abortion without her parents' consent. The shock was learning that Tennessee law allowed it and that it was a matter for circuit judges to decide. "I demanded to see the statute because I had no clue, and I would imagine there are a lot of other citizens who are not aware of it." Judge D'Army Bailey also recalled his surprise the first time a pregnant girl and several...
  • SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR ABORTION CASE! -- Must Parental Consent Laws Have a Health Exception?

    05/23/2005 7:29:36 AM PDT · by CWW · 34 replies · 1,398+ views
    SCOTUS BLOG ^ | 05-23-05 | cww
    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a long-unsettled issue of abortion law: the standard to be used in judging the constitutionality of a restriction on a women's right to end a pregnancy. The issue arises in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (docket 04-1144). The case also raises the question whether a parental consent law for minors' abortions must contain a health exception.
  • Should Minors Be Allowed to Get Abortions Without Parental Consent?

    05/14/2005 5:52:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 1,153+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 05-14-05 | Not applicable
    Should minors be allowed to get abortions without parental consent? Yes. No. No opinion.
  • California bill would require parents to OK child's body piercing

    05/12/2005 3:36:30 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 2,029+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/12/05 | Jim Sanders
    State law requires children to get their parents' permission to obtain an aspirin at school, but not to get a two-inch, 12-gauge needle run through their tongue at a piercing shop. Assemblywoman Sharon Runner claims the lack of regulation over piercing is ludicrous, and that California has a vested interest in protecting minors from putting holes in themselves. "I think parents need to know exactly what their children are doing when it's something that might affect their health and welfare for the rest of their lives," the Lancaster Republican said. Runner has proposed legislation, Assembly Bill 646, that would ban...
  • House OKs bill toughening abortion consent [By 270-157, the House sent the bill to the Senate....

    04/27/2005 4:41:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | April 27, 2005 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    House OKs Bill Toughening Abortion Consent 6 minutes ago By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal to dodge parental-consent laws by taking minors across state lines for abortions, the latest effort to chip away at abortion rights after Republican gains in the November elections. By 270-157, the House sent the bill to the Senate, where it has new momentum as an item on the Republicans' top 10 list of legislative priorities. Voting for it were 216 Republicans and 54 Democrats. Voting against it were 145 Democrats, 11 Republicans...
  • Court declines to review abortion law

    03/28/2005 10:21:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 1,555+ views
    AP ^ | 3/28/5 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday to reinstate a state law requiring girls under age 18 to get parental consent for abortions except under the most dire of medical emergencies. Without comment, justices let stand a lower court ruling that struck down the Idaho law because its provisions on emergency abortions were too strict. The Supreme Court in its landmark 1973 case, Roe v. Wade, ruled that a woman has a constitutional right to abortion before the fetus is viable and to terminate her pregnancy if it poses a risk to her health. At issue was whether...
  • Abortion consent issue may hurt other reforms

    03/25/2005 10:37:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 360+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/25/5 | Andrew LaMar
    SACRAMENTO - One of the first initiatives likely to qualify for November's anticipated special election is a measure that would require minors to notify their parents at least 48 hours prior to having an abortion. The proposed state constitutional amendment is sure to set off an emotional debate among anti-abortion and abortion rights forces -- and put Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a socially moderate Republican, in an awkward position. The measure could also overshadow the governor's agenda, which centers on more mundane matters, such as public pensions. "For every voter who cares in an abstract way about pension reform, there are...
  • Huckabee signs abortion consent into law

    03/03/2005 9:54:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 501+ views
    Associated Press | February 3, 2005 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a bill into law Thursday that requires females under age 18 to obtain parental consent before having an abortion. "Life is sacred. It's special," Huckabee said. "It should be protected at all costs." Huckabee signed the bill at the state Capitol with more than two dozen members of the Arkansas Legislature standing behind him. The bill received widespread support while it was in the legislature, with thousands of Arkansans marching Jan. 22 to protest abortion in the 27th annual March for Life, which marked the U.S. Supreme Court ruling case that...
  • California AG: Parents, butt out

    12/03/2004 9:52:36 AM PST · by mvpel · 40 replies · 953+ views
    WND LAW OF THE LAND Schools barred from telling parents of abortion California AG says leaving campus for certain services confidential Posted: December 3, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 California schools cannot inform parents if their children leave campus to receive certain confidential medical services that include abortion, AIDS treatment and psychological analysis, according to an opinion issued by the office of state Attorney General Bill Lockyer. The opinion was prompted by resistance from teachers unions and groups such as Planned Parenthood to a Sacramento-based lobby group's efforts to help schools enact a "parent-friendly" policy requiring parental notification...
  • Ron Paul urging calls to senators on forced mental health screening

    11/18/2004 9:15:19 AM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 8 replies · 623+ views ^ | November 18. 2004
    ON CAPITOL HILL Lawmaker tries to block mental-health screening Rep. Paul offers language to require parental consent for evaluating kids Posted: November 18, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is making a final attempt this week to lessen the impact of a new program that calls for all the nation's children to be screened for mental-health problems, offering language to the federal omnibus spending bill that would require parental consent before such testing could be done. As WorldNetDaily reported, in September Paul attempted to have the program removed from Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act....
  • Vote on abortion notice for teens opposed

    08/03/2004 6:58:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 618+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Tue, Aug. 03, 2004 | KRISTEN BOLT
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on Monday to block what it described as a misleading ballot measure that could lead to a parental-notice requirement for teen abortions. The measure was put on the November ballot by the state Legislature after the Florida Supreme Court struck down another parental notification law as unconstitutional. The amendment, if approved, would allow the Legislature, for the third time, to pass such a law. The suit, filed by the ACLU and several chapters of Planned Parenthood, asks that the circuit court in Tallahassee issue an injunction keeping the measure off the Nov. 2...