Ultrasounds have been a standard part of abortion services and are always performed on every patient before any type of procedure is done.
Beginning October 1, 2011 women have to make at least 2 trips for an abortion – the first being for an ultrasound.
Your 18-year-old son is dating a 16-year-old female classmate – no big deal, right?
A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.
Reporting Child Abuse Anyone “having cause to believe that a child’s physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect” must report the case to any state or local laws enforcement agency and to the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect is punishable by imprisonment of up to 180 days and/or a fine of up to 00.
Comprehensive handbook on the definition, recognition, and reporting of child abuse in Texas, written primarily for professionals (e.g., teachers, doctors, nurses, police officers, and others who regularly come into contact with children and youth).
When You Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect: A General Guide Youth Rights in Domestic Violence: Basic Legal Information Concerning Texas Minors This handbook was written to help advocates empower the ever-increasing number of Texas youth in life situations related to domestic and family violence.
Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.
In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.
He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.
The law assumes all women seeking abortions are minors until they prove otherwise, and places the burden of proof on the physician performing the abortion to request a proof of identity and age.
After battling the state in court to protect women's health in Texas, on October 31st a panel of three Federal judges allowed unconstitutional abortion restrictions to take effect.
Dating Violence Law in Texas – Youth Access to Protective Orders and Sensitive Services Ending the Violence: How to Obtain a Texas Protective Order Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Schools This guide includes school-based alternatives to protective orders, training for teachers and administrators, counseling for affected students, awareness education for students and parents/guardians, and other ways Texas schools can address dating violence, as required by Texas law.