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 …Continue reading "Wouldn’t You Want to Know if Your Underage Daughter was Having an Abortion?"
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. …Continue reading "Alaska Supreme Court strikes down state’s parental notification law"
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 …Continue reading "Parental Notification law reduces teen abortions in Minnesota"
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 …Continue reading "Vermont’s Declining Abortion Numbers Likely to Rise"
By Don Nelson, Communications Director, Nevada Right to Life Carson City, NV — Yesterday Nevada Right to Life led 75 moms with children, grandparents, dads, and other citizens at the Capitol in Carson City, Nevada in an attempt to speak with three Republican Nevada Senators, Majority Leader Mark Roberson, Finance Chairman Ben Kiekhefer, and Greg …Continue reading "Nevada Senate Republicans: Come Out Come Out From Wherever You Are!"
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 …Continue reading "Parental Notice Law passes Nevada Assembly, battle now is to get hearing in state Senate"
By Melissa Clement, President, Nevada Right to Life Editor’s note. The alert was sent out by Nevada RTL. For our readers in Nevada, you can get updates and learn how to contact your legislators at www.nevadarighttolife.org/ In a story very appropriate to Easter Week, Nevada’s AB405 — Parental Notification for Underage Girls Seeking an Abortion …Continue reading "At the last minute a hearing is scheduled for Nevada’s parental notification bill"
Supreme Court ruling 24 years ago opened the door to similar lifesaving measures Editor’s note. I did not see this when it first ran last month, but the importance of this post from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life needs to be shared. MINNEAPOLIS—Teen abortions in Minnesota have declined dramatically since the state enacted a …Continue reading "Parental notification law drives down teen abortions in Minnesota"
By Pam Fichter, President, Missouri Right to Life On the heels of Missouri Right to Life’s “Show Me Life” Pro-life Action Day, the House gave final approval yesterday to HB 1307 and HB 1192. These bills will save babies and protect all women, both adults and minors, from abortion clinics seeking to make a …Continue reading "Missouri House passes legislation that extends reflection period to 72 hours and requires parental notification"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Alaska’s parental notification law, Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock had just upheld the constitutionality of most of the law. The law was a reflection of an August 2010 voter initiative (Ballot Measure 2) that passed with 55% support. In general, the law says abortion providers …Continue reading "Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on state’s parental notification law"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. With former Senator and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton widely expected to run for President in 2016, this column from the February 2005 edition of National Right to Life News would seem to be a perfect fit for our year-long “Roe at 40” series where we are reprinting some …Continue reading "Phony Overtures"
By Dave Andrusko Our most recent story about the Illinois Supreme Court hearing a challenge to a never-enforced 1995 parental notification law was written before the justices heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. What follows is an update of what transpired Thursday and additional background to the “Parental Notice of Abortion …Continue reading "The Illinois Supreme Court and Parental Notification: Should justices act as a “super legislature”?"