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Parental Consent and Notice for Contraceptives Threatens Teen Health and Constitutional Rights

            Currently, no state or federal laws require minors to get parental consent in order to get contraception. Increasingly, however, proposals are being introduced to restrict teens’ access to reproductive [...]

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Emergency Contraception (EC): A Safe and Effective Way to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

It is estimated that over three million American women have unplanned pregnancies each year, and over half of these end in abortion. Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes called the "morning-after pill," is an effective method of [...]

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First-Ever Federal Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Rights

On June 28, 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a sweeping state ban on abortion. Despite that ruling, Congress passed an almost identical law that was signed by President George W. Bush on November [...]

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The Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748, S.8,396,403): Harming Young Women Who Seek Abortions

The Teen Endangerment Act, also called the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (CIANA) or the "Child Custody Protection Act" (CCPA), will harm young women who face unwanted pregnancies. The Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748, S. [...]

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