Biggest Step Backward In Legislative Session

Parental Notification Bill for Abortions

Austin attorney Sarah Weddington fought hard for a woman's constitutional right to choose, arguing her case before the Supreme Court at the tender age of 27. Too young for the court to take her seriously, some argued, but she won her case in Roe v. Wade. Now, Texas lawmakers are trying to keep other young women from taking control, passing a bill requiring doctors to notify parents before performing abortions for minors. Girls under the age of 18 have rights too, and one of those is the fundamental right to make the most private of all decisions on their own. We can't forget what Ms. Weddington established under the Constitution 26 years ago, because young as she was herself, she had the right idea.

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