California to Allow Morning After Contraception Without a Prescription
By Rebecca Gudeman
As of January 1, 2002, with the passage of a new state law, California became only the second state in the nation (behind Washington) to allow women to purchase emergency contraception pills (ECP)2 at a pharmacy without a prescription.
Jury Finds Washington Foster Care System Unconstitutional
By Bill Grimm
On December 4, 2001, a Whatcom County, Wash. jury returned a verdict for plaintiffs in a class action brought on behalf of children in state foster care who had been subjected to frequent changes in placement.
Same-Sex Co-Parents Win Visitation Rights in Pennsylvania Court
By Sarah E. Kurtz
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a 5-2 ruling, has
affirmed that same-sex co-parents are permitted to file
petitions to win visitation rights with the children they
have parented as long as they are deemed to be in loco
parentis to the child.
Second Annual Report Shows Utah Still Fails Children; Utah Officials Withdraw Motion to Dismiss
By Darryl Hamm
According to the court monitor in the David C. v. Leavitt (Clearinghouse No. 48,842) litigation, Utah’s Division of Child and Family Service (DCFS) has a long way to go before it can come into compliance with the terms of the consent decree.
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