Defenders of Illinois’ Parental Notice law cites decreasing numbers of teen abortions as pro-abortionist gear up for another assault

By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists have fought Illinois’ “Parental Notice of Abortion Act” without letup since its passage in 1983 (over the veto of then-Gov. James Thompson) and its update in 1995. The law did not go into effect until 2013, following a host of legal challenges up to and including the state Supreme Court which unanimously …

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ACLU wants to destroy parental notification rather than provide support to troubled teens

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  Illinois, a state with abortion laws so liberal it is considered an “abortion destination,” may soon have one of its only remaining abortion restrictions lifted, if the ACLU has its way. The ACLU, together with Human Rights Watch and some lawmakers, want the Parental Notice of Abortion Act to be overturned. This would …

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Parental Consent is a great step forward. Our minor girls deserve to be protected in law!

By Lynda Bell, President, Florida Right to Life Editor’s note. This appeared a year ago in the March 2020 issue of National Right to Life News. It is a wonderful explanation of why parental consent laws are so important. Per the first paragraph, pro-life Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did sign the bill into law. On …

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The Abortion Industry’s hatred for parental involvement laws

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Our latest post from a year ago in NRL News Today is a reminder of how and why Planned Parenthood so despises parental involvement when a teenage girl is contemplating an abortion. The good news is the Florida parental consent law mentioned in the story passed the legislature and was …

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Pro-life Florida Gov. DeSantis signs Florida parental consent bill

By Dave Andrusko Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) today signed SB 404 which requires teenagers under the age of 18 to obtain permission from their parents or legal guardian before having an abortion.  The measure had solid support in the legislature. The House vote on HB 265 was 75 to 43.  The Senate passed the companion bill (SB …

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Pennsylvania Abortion Center Fails to Ensure Parental Consent for Abortions

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Philadelphia abortion facility has failed to ensure parental consent for some abortions, a clear violation of the long-standing Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act. Pennsylvania Health Department inspectors found that, in half of the ten pediatric medical records reviewed, the Philadelphia Women’s Center neglected to obtain parents’ …

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The Case for Parental Consent before a minor’s abortion

By Lynda Bell Editor’s note. This appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to forward to your pro-life family and friends. This month’s guest presidential column is written by Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life and chairman of the National Right to Life Board of …

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The Abortion Industry’s hatred for parental involvement laws

By Dave Andrusko As the in-house think-tank for the abortion industry, the Guttmacher Institute’s response to any parental involvement in their minor daughter’s decision whether to abort would be, of course, a thunderous thumbs-down.   I can’t know this but as likely as not the report’s timing is geared to have an impact—that is, derail–the strong  …

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Canadian Doctors Get Ready for Child Euthanasia

In the United States’ most culturally aligned nation, a race toward the once-unthinkable accelerates By Wesley J. Smith It never made any sense. The assurance that active euthanasia would always be limited to terminally ill, competent adults just never made any sense. Here’s the problem: Once a society widely supports eliminating suffering by eliminating the …

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Every attempt to normalize abortion fails. Here’s why

By Jonathon Van Maren Despite decades of activism and a near-complete takeover of the institutions of academia, the media, and the educational system, abortion activists have spectacularly failed to accomplish their goal of “normalizing” abortion and persuading people that feticide is like an appendectomy, but safer. The “ShoutYourAbortion” campaign flopped when it turned out that …

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The pro-abortion lobby repackages old myths that judicial bypass is “burdensome,” “unpredictable” and “traumatic”

By Ingrid Duran, Director, NRLC Department of State Legislation Editor’s note. Last Thursday we posted a story I wrote headlined, “Small study trashes judicial bypass as a ‘form of punishment’ to teens seeking abortions.” The whole point of the study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, was to persuade the reader that this tiny study …

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Culture of Death vs. Parental Rights–Law is needed!

By the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Another tragic case of parents attempting to save their child from the dictates of health and legal authorities occurred in England as the life of young Alfie Evans ended despite heroic actions by his parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, to obtain medical treatment for him outside the …

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