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HB 1588 - Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires parental approval before an abortion is performed on a minor, effective November 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires a physician to request written informed consent from a parent or guardian of the minor before performing an abortion unless the minor (Secs. 2, & 6-8):
    • Is emancipated;
    • Is granted court approval by a judge who deems her to be mature and capable of giving informed consent;
    • Declares that she was the victim of sexual or physical abuse by her parent or guardian; or
    • Experiences a life threatening medical emergency as determined by the physician.
  • Requires a physician to wait 48 hours after the request for written informed consent has been delivered to the parent before performing an abortion on a minor (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals the “judicial waiver” provision which authorizes a judge to give consent on behalf of a pregnant minor (Sec. 2).
  • Requires a physician to provide verbal notification within 24 hours to at least 1 parent if an emergency abortion was performed on a minor (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor

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