The door had been opened for some modest regulation of the abortion industry.1989- Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act In the fall of 1989 the Pennsylvania legislature by substantial majorities (143-58 in the House and 33-17 in the Senate) passed the 1989 Abortion Control Act. Those two aspects of the law have been in effect and unchallenged since then. The Commonwealth appealed this ruling to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Supreme Court where most of its original provisions were upheld.
A previously passed and challenged provision of the 1988 Abortion Control act involving parental consent, which had been pending at the Third Circuit level, was joined to the 1989 Abortion Control Act provisions and oral argument was heard in February of 1991. The spousal notification requirement was struck down.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 16 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.
Get familiar with these laws, so you and your partner know what is or isn’t legal in your state.
Keep in mind that the laws may be different depending on the type of sexual behavior—vaginal, anal or oral—and the gender of your partner.
Most states do not refer specifically to statutory rape; instead they use designations such as sexual assault and sexual abuse to identify prohibited activity.
(1) If the minor is under age 15, five years in prison; (2) if the offender is at least age 18 or is tried as an adult and the minor was age 12 or younger, life in prison and the offender is ineligible for release until serving 35 years; (3) if the offender is at least 18 or tried as an adult and the victim is age 12, 13, or 14, the presumptive sentence is 20 years; or (4) if the minor is at least age 15, it is punishable by one year in prison Sexual assault to knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim (1) under age 15 if the actor is at least four years older or (2) at least 15 years old but less than 17 years old and the actor is at least 10 years older.
17 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
Parents have a legal right to make any decisions about their children, but they also have a legal obligation to take care of you until you turn age 18.
If a parent throws his or her child out of the house, this would likely be considered behavior for which the local child welfare agency may become involved.