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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/28/2006 6:00:23 AM EDT
Minors need parental consent to be treated by a doctor for anything else, why not abortion?


Utah House Approves Parental Consent Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah House passed a bill Friday requiring girls younger than 18 to get parental consent before they may undergo an abortion.

Current law requires doctors to notify a girl's parents before ending her pregnancy, but the parents need not consent to the procedure. Lawmakers voted 65-8 to approve the new measure, sending it to the Senate. Only Democrats voted against it.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Kerry Gibson, said such decisions should be made within families, not just in consultation with a medical provider or counselor.

"We're trying to bring the rights and the decision-making process back into the living room," Gibson said.

Exceptions would be made for the health of the mother, other medical emergencies or cases of abuse or incest. The bill would also allow courts to grant permission for the procedure.

The proposal also ensures that allegations of abuse and incest resulting in pregnancy would be substantiated by a physician, then referred to the state's Division of Child and Family Services.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:03:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:08:57 AM EDT
A freakin' tattoo requires parental consent, I would think that an abortion should too.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:20:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:23:38 AM EDT
<waits patiently for the ACLU shitstorm to start>
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 6:39:35 AM EDT
About time

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