Florida House Committee passes parental consent measure,12-5

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 265, a measure that would require parental consent before a minor girl under 18 could obtain an abortion. The vote was 12-5. As required by previous Supreme Court decisions, under HB 265, the minor girl would have the option …

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Massachusetts Extremist Bill S.1209 (“R.O.E” Act”): Bad law, hasty response

“What about parents’ rights?” Printed in the Daily Hampshire Gazette 14 June 2019: Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Vice President, Myrna Maloney Flynn, asks: Why endanger our women and girls in a hasty reaction? She highlights the dangerous provisions in this proposed bill’s knee-jerk response to current cultural waves, and demands accountability. I’d like to provide …

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Florida House passed parental consent bill, 69-44

By Dave Andrusko Florida moved one step closer Wednesday to replacing its parental notice law with a law that would require parental consent for girls under 18 wishing to abort. By a vote of 69-44, the House approved HB 1335 after three hours of debate. SB 1774, an identical parallel measure, is being considered in …

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Parental Consent bill Backed in Florida Senate Committee

By Dave Andrusko One step at a time. On Monday the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee voted 5-4 to support SB 1774, a bill which would require minors to receive parental consent to have an abortion. “The bill needs approval from two more committees before it could go to the Senate floor,” according to Tom …

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Proposed bill would create sweeping new exemption from parental consent

By Rhode Island Right to Life Please email your state Representative now. House Bill 7193 provides that: “…any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, may give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care. Consent shall not be given pursuant to this subsection …

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Federal Judge Strikes Alabama’s Parental Consent law

By Dave Andrusko Last Friday U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker struck down portions of Alabama’s parental consent law on the grounds that the 2014 changes to the law, first passed in 1987, impose an “undue burden” on a minor seeking an abortion. Like all consent laws, Alabama’s law requires minors who can’t secure parental …

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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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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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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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Abortions and Aspirins: “Fact Checkers” at it again

By Dave Andrusko Talk about straining gnats and swallowing camels… I happened to run across a column from one of those ever-more-popular, ever-more-dubious Fact Checkers. Mark Robison, to be specific, whose job it evidently is to assure readers of the Reno Gazette Journal that he is going to soberly weigh a claim and tell them …

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Montana Supreme Court upholds right of state to defend parental involvement laws

  By Dave Andrusko In February, NRL News Today reported that District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock had ruled that the Montana attorney general’s office couldn’t defend two laws (LR 120 and HB 391) that require parental involvement in minors’ abortion decisions. Attorney General Tim Fox appealed the decision. Yesterday, in a 4-1 decision, the Montana Supreme …

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Montana Judge rules that state can’t defend parental involvement laws

  By Dave Andrusko District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled Friday that the Montana attorney general’s office can’t defend two laws (LR 120 and HB 391) that require parental involvement in minors’ abortion decisions because the requirements were already struck down 15 years ago in a decision by Judge Dorothy McCarter. John Barnes, a spokesman for …

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