Bill Strengthening Parental Rights When a Minor Seeks an Abortion Passes Indiana Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday the Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 404 by a vote of 36-13. Authored by Sen. Erin Houchin, SB 404 strengthens current Indiana law regarding parental rights when a minor seeks an abortion. {For more background, see here.] This bill will require abortion providers to obtain proof of consent from a …

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Ind. Senate Judiciary Committee passes measure to strengthen parental consent law

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday Indiana’s Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 404 on a vote of 6-4. SB 404 strengthens current Indiana parental consent provisions when a minor daughter seeks an abortion. “Indiana law currently requires those younger than 18 to get permission from at least one parent before an abortion,” the Journal Gazette’s …

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Wouldn’t You Want to Know if Your Underage Daughter was Having an Abortion?

By Marissa Mayer As a parent, do you care about your child’s health and well-being? In 2010, Alaska voters approved a state law that requires parental notification when their minor daughter requests an abortion (with a bypass option for special circumstances). The goal was to encourage open dialogue between parents and their pregnant daughters. Sounds …

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Alaska Supreme Court strikes down parental notice on abortions

By Joel Davidson Editor’s note. We posted a story last week about this unfortunate decision by the Alaska Supreme Court. The following from the Catholic Anchor (the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage) goes into greater depth. In split decision, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved law that required at least one parent …

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Alaska Supreme Court strikes down state’s parental notification law

By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Alaska’s parental notification law, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest had just appealed Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock’s 65-page decision that upheld the constitutionality of most of the law. Unfortunately, the Alaska Supreme Court today gutted the law approved by 55% of the voters in 2010. …

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Parental Notification law reduces teen abortions in Minnesota

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of next week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran over the last year. Many will be strictly educational while some will about remind us of notable victories …

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Vermont’s Declining Abortion Numbers Likely to Rise

Planned Parenthood Moves Abortion Facility to White River Junction to Avoid Notifying Parents Editor’s note. The following was posted by Vermont Right to Life. A new national report from the Associated Press indicates that abortions have dropped 12 percent nationwide and are down in almost every state in the country as more women are choosing …

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Breaking: Texas Senate poised to pass bill to protect pregnant teens & parental rights

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick & Senator Charles Perry led the Pro-Life charge By TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE Last night, the Texas Senate voted 21-10 to pass House Bill 3994, to protect teens seeking secret abortions. According to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the bill is expected to pass the final step in the State …

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Hearing on Nevada Parental Consent bill to take place Memorial Day

Your calls have worked! By Melissa Clement, President, Nevada Right to Life On Thursday we received word that there will be a hearing for AB405 in the Senate HHS Committee. This is a HUGE victory. The hearing will be Monday afternoon, May 25th. That’s right, Memorial Day. Please call Senator Joe Hardy and thank him …

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Parental notice bill still alive in Nevada, your calls and emails needed

By Melissa Clement, President, Nevada Right to Life We have made progress on AB405, the bill to require an abortion clinic to notify one parent 48 hours before doing an abortion on her or her underage daughter. However the measure is still being bottled up and blocked by Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno). We know that …

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Lack of Parental Notification for Abortion is Child Abuse

By Ken Orr, spokesman, Right to Life of New Zealand Right to Life is opposed to school counsellors and members of the Family Planning Association smuggling young girls under the age of 16 years of age out of school for a secret abortion. In doing so they may be hiding statutory rape or incest. This is …

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Parental Notice Law passes Nevada Assembly, battle now is to get hearing in state Senate

By Dave Andrusko When last we posted on Nevada’s parental notification bill, AB405 had been resurrected and was to be heard by the Assembly. The good news is that last Friday the measure passed 24-17! Were this to become law, the abortionist would be required to notify parents when their minor daughter (under 18) wants …

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