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Reproductive Health Services v. Strange

Federal court challenge to an Alabama law that expands the state’s judicial bypass provisions of the existing parental notification law. Specifically, the challenged law authorizes the court to appoint an attorney for the fetus and allows the state and the teen’s parents to call witnesses to testify against the teen during the bypass proceeding. The challenged law also allows the state, the fetus’s attorney, or the teen’s parents to appeal the case if judicial bypass is granted. Current Status: In October 2014, Plaintiff filed a complaint. (See the law here. See the complaint here. Read more about the case here.)