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Parental Involvement | In the News

A number of state legislatures and organizations put barriers between women and abortion care by directly interfering with a woman's medical care. Parental Involvement laws interfere in young women’s access to abortion care by requiring them to notify their parent or obtain parental consent prior to obtaining an abortion or other necessary health service. Young women who cannot involve their parents in their abortion decision are required to go through a humiliating, complicated, and time consuming process that involves getting permission from a judge.

Ala. Bills Would Set Some of Nation's Harshest Abortion Restrictions
A package of Alabama bills would create some of the strictest abortion regulations in the nation, including a ban on abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detectable, the Huffington Post reports.

Ala. Antiabortion-Rights Bills Head to Gov.
The Alabama Senate this week approved two antiabortion-rights bills (HB 489, HB 494), but the chamber did not vote on two other House-approved abortion-related measures before the legislative session ended on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Ala. Antiabortion-Rights Bills Head to Gov.
The Alabama Senate this week approved two antiabortion-rights bills (HB 489, HB 494), but the chamber did not vote on two other House-approved abortion-related measures before the legislative session ended on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Mo. House Advances Parental Involvement Measure
he Missouri House on Tuesday passed a separate bill (HB 1192) that would require minors to notify both parents that they plan to have an abortion at least five days before the procedure, the AP/ABC News reports.

'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Ban, Other Restrictions Advance in Ala.
The Alabama House on Tuesday passed four antiabortion-rights measures, including a bill (HB 490) that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, Reuters reports.

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Parental Involvement | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health related to Parental Involvement.

Planned Parenthood of Montana v. State
Challenge to two Montana laws, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 and the Parental Consent for Abortion Act of 2013.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Alaska
Challenge to Alaska's parental involvement law, which requires notification of a young woman's parent at least 48 hours before an abortion.

Hope Clinic v. Adams
Challenge to a 1995 Illinois law that requires a doctor to notify a parent, grandparent, or other custodial adult at least 48 hours prior to a minor's abortion.

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