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07.24.2020  /   webmaster
Here's what's happened with forced parental involvement laws across the country over the last year.... Read more
07.23.2020  /   webmaster
By: Rebecca Wang, J.D., If/When/How Helpline Counsel

Our Wiki serves as a living resource and central hub for information on parental involvement laws.... Read more
07.20.2020  /   webmaster
By: Jessica Goldberg, J.D., If/When/How Youth Access Counsel, and Sara Ainsworth, J.D., If/When/How Senior Legal & Policy Director

For too long, the judicial bypass has been presented as a reasonable alternative to forced parental involvement laws. It is not. ... Read more
The landscape of forced parental involvement laws in the United States as of May 1, 2019.
07.26.2019  /   webmaster
By Andrea Grimes, If/When/How Communications Manager, with research by Jon Wong, If/When/How Movement Building Associate

Here's how forced parental involvement laws have made the news in the last year, with a look at the efforts state lawmakers and federal officials are taking to limit or expand abortion access for young people.... Read more
07.26.2019  /   webmaster
By Jessica Goldberg, JD, If/When/How Senior Attorney Organizing Manager

Young people are in the best position to assess and communicate their needs, and we must reframe the narrative to focus on rights and bodily autonomy, not victimization.... Read more
07.26.2019  /   webmaster
Creative use of technology, peer advocacy, and centering young people’s voices all come together in the fight for reproductive freedom at this Texas organization.... Read more
07.25.2019  /   webmaster
Florida State House Rep. Anna Eskamani, who led opposition to new restrictions on abortion access for young folks in Florida, talks about her intersectional approach to ensuring reproductive justice is a reality for all.... Read more
07.24.2019  /   webmaster
By Stephanie Kraft Sheley, JD, MHA

As a young lawyer, it does not feel so long ago that I was a teenager grappling with the challenges of seeking confidential reproductive healthcare, so I'm building a team of advocates who can take on the fight to improve abortion access for young people in the Midwest.... Read more
07.16.2018  /   webmaster
By Jon Wong, Network Advancement Associate at If/When/How

Welcome to Judicial Bypass Week at If/When/How! For the next few days, we’ll be highlighting the excellent work of attorneys, advocates, academics, and youth around the country who are working to make mandatory parental involvement laws a thing of the past, ensuring that young people who can’t, or can’t safely, involve their parents in their abortion decisions are able to access the care they need swiftly and without shame or stigma.... Read more