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Measure Details

Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011

Montana Ballot Measure - Legislative Referendum No.120

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Marriage, Family, and Children
Abortion
Women
Health and Health Care
Minors and Children

Yes
334,416
(70.55%)

Argument For

No
139,598
(29.45%)

Argument Against

Summary

An Act requiring parental notification prior to an abortion for a minor; Providing for a judicial waiver of notification; Providing penalties; Repealing prior statutes relating to parental notification; Providing that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana

Measure Text

LR-120 prohibits a physician from performing an abortion on a minor under 16 years of age unless a physician notifies a parent or legal guardian of the minor at least 48 hours prior to the procedure. Notice is not required if: (1) there is a medical emergency; (2) it is waived by a youth court in a sealed proceeding; or (3) it is waived by the parent or guardian. A person who performs an abortion in violation of the act, or who coerces a minor to have an abortion, is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability.

[This act] shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 2012 by printing on the ballot the full title of [this act] and the following:

[ ] FOR requiring parental notification prior to abortion for a minor, providing for judicial waiver of notification, repealing prior statutes, and providing penalties.

[ ] AGAINST requiring parental notification prior to abortion for a minor, providing for judicial waiver of notification, repealing prior statutes, and providing penalties.

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