Teens Face Extra Barriers to Abortion. This New Site Can Help.
By Dennis Carter
Excerpt: Florida’s forced parental consent law advanced to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) desk only after some Democrats in the state house joined Republicans in approving the measure, drawing criticism from advocates. If these lawmakers better understood what judicial bypass involves, they might not join their anti-choice colleagues in passing forced parental consent laws, Goldberg said. “I believe they’d be far less likely to support forced parental involvement laws if they understood the reality of the judicial bypass process,” Goldberg said. “The judicial bypass process does not mitigate the burden created by forced parental involvement; it is itself a burden and an enormous barrier to abortion access for young people.”