Vote to pass a bill that requires parental notification prior to abortions performed on minors under the age of 16.
Requires physicians to provide notice at least 48 hours prior to an abortion to a parent or legal guardian of the pregnant minor or incompetent pregnant woman, stating his or her intention to perform the abortion (Sec. 4).
Defines "minor" as a female under 16 years of age who is not an emancipated minor (Sec. 3).
Specifies that a parent, guardian, or other individual may not coerce a minor into having an abortion, and that if a minor is denied financial support by a parent or guardian because he or she did not have an abortion, the minor is considered emancipated and eligible for public assistance benefits (Sec. 7).
Defines "coercion" as restraint or domination of choice of a minor female by force, threat of force, or deprivation of food and shelter (Sec. 3).
Authorizes a minor to petition the youth court to waive the notification requirement (Sec. 8).
Exempts abortions resulting from a medical emergency from the provisions of this act (Sec. 6).
Specifies that the penalty for performing an abortion in violation of this act is a fine of no more than $500, 6 months imprisonment in the county jail, or both (Sec. 9).
Specifies that individuals who coerce a minor into having an abortion are guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for 1 year in the county jail, or both (Sec. 9).
Specifies that a second or subsequent conviction of coercion of a minor will result in a fine of at least $500 but no more than $50,000, imprisonment in the state prison for at least 10 days but no more than 5 years, or both (Sec. 9).