Florida abortion bill would require pregnant teens to prove they’re mature enough to not have a child

Published: Mar. 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM EDT
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If a new Florida abortion law is passed, those who do not have parental consent to have an abortion will have to petition the court for a waiver and convince a judge that they’re mature enough to make that decision.

House Bill 1335 or the "Parental Notice of Abortion Act" allows a judge to deny the request if they find that the expectant teen is too immature to terminate her pregnancy.

A physician may not perform or induce the termination of a pregnancy of a minor unless the physician has complied with the notice and consent requirements of this section.

According to HB1335, 'parental notice' means that the notice that is given directly, in person or by telephone, to a parent or legal guardian of a minor, by a physician, at least 48 hours before the inducement or performance of a termination of pregnancy.

These rules do not apply in the event of a medical emergency.

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