Ayotte Case Hinges on Procedural Question
U.S Supreme Court could make it more difficult to challenge abortion restrictions
By Rebecca Gudeman
On November 30th, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.The question in Ayotte is whether the law violates the federal constitution because it fails to provide an exception to the notification requirement when immediate abortion is necessary to protect a pregnant minorís health.
Who Are They and What Are Their Motivations?
By Bill Grimm and Julian Darwall
First of a two-part series that looks at foster parents Ė who they are, who the public thinks they are, and how the publicís perceptions of them is shaped by newspapers, magazines, and books, as well as movies and television.
Los Angeles County Fails to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children
Katie A. advisory panel to continue for another year
By Meg Wilkinson and Patrick Gardner
Each day thousands of foster children in California are needlessly confined in locked hospital wards and other institutions, or placed in large group homes because they cannot get the mental health services they are entitled to under federal law.
July-September 2005 issue 1.6 MB, 36 pages.
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