Pregnant Teen Sues Parents For Forcing Her to Get an Abortion

The parents of a Texas teenager are trying to physically force her to have an abortion, according to a new lawsuit filed by the 16-year-old girl, who is two months pregnant and is represented by lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life. » 2/13/13 1:20pm 2/13/13 1:20pm

Kids Who Lie About Their Age on Facebook Endanger Their Friends

Despite the best intentions of Facebook employees, government officials, parents, and even teens themselves, all of whom want to make sure kids are super safe online, minors reveal a dangerous amount of information on Facebook, according to a new study. It may take a village to raise a child, but, apparently, it… » 11/29/12 11:15am 11/29/12 11:15am

Treating Child Sex Offenders Like Adults Doesn't Solve Anything

A surprisingly high percentage of child sexual abuse is actually perpetrated by other children. But the systems in place for prosecuting adult pedophiles may not be appropriate for child offenders. » 1/09/12 10:20am 1/09/12 10:20am

Pennsylvania Case Proves Parental Consent Laws Fucking Suck

Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that have abhorrant parental consent laws that require pregnant teens to get permission from their parents to have abortions. If they don't want to ask their parents, they have the option to petition a judge. Several months back, one pregnant teen was denied her request to… » 12/23/11 6:30pm 12/23/11 6:30pm

California Minors Now Allowed To Get STD Vaccines Without Parents'…

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed legislature that allows minors in the state to receive anti-STD vaccines without parental consent. » 10/10/11 1:45pm 10/10/11 1:45pm

The Age Of Consent Around The World

The legal age of consent varies widely around the world — and even within the United States, it's way more complicated than we thought. Let's take a tour. » 2/16/11 1:05pm 2/16/11 1:05pm

Oi Oy Oi

A lawmaker in Australia was met with anger when he tried to ban topless sunbathing in NSW this week. Meanwhile, the state of Victoria has banned nipple and genital piercings on minors. [Reuters &] » 12/30/08 9:45am 12/30/08 9:45am