Posts tagged "parental notification"

Today’s Lady News: “16 & Pregnant” Teen Deterred By Parental Consent Law

On last night’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” on MTV, a pregnant teen talked with her mother about how she was deterred by Mississippi’s parental consent law for abortion. It’s confusing why Cleondra and the baby’s father didn’t end up getting the abortion, since Cleondra’s mother says in the clip (watch it on Jezebel) she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: New Mexico Introduces Parental Notification Law For Abortion

A state representative in New Mexico has introduced a bill that would require the parents of girls ages 17 or younger to be notified if she has an abortion. [Daily-Times.com]
A lesbian from Uganda has gotten a temporary reprieve from being deported by the U.K. Brenda Namigadde said she could be killed if she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2011

13-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Gives Herself An Abortion

A 13-year-old in Pennsylvania was hospitalized this weekend after giving herself a “home abortion” with a pencil last Wednesday. Police say the girl, whose identity is being kept secret due to her age, became violently ill for three days, had contractions and allegedly delivered a stillborn before she received medical care.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Is Emma Thompson Finally Off Team Polanski?

Emma Thompson initially signed a petition calling for Roman Polanski’s freedom, but has she had a change of heart? A reader at the blog Shakesville may have convinced her to remove her name from his list of supporters. [Shakesville]
An Illinois judge has blocked the enforcement of the state’s controversial parental notification law, which mandate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Illinois’ Parental Notification For Abortion Law Is Delayed

Illinois’ controversial parental notification law for minors seeking an abortion has been delayed at least until Wednesday morning as officials meet to verify that girls can waive the notification process by petitioning a judge, who has 48 hours to rule on it. The parental notification law does not give parents consent, but requires that they…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2009

Today’s Lady News: A Lawsuit Is Filed In Illinois Over Parental Notification Law For Abortions

A Chicago doctor and a women’s health clinic have filed a lawsuit in Illinois over a “parental notification law.” If the law goes into effect on Nov. 3, it would require a doctor to tell the parents before performing an abortion on girls under age 18. Girls can bypass notifying their parents by going before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2009