Posted: Apr 10, 2013 8:48 AM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 10, 2013 9:05 AM
HELENA - A bill that would require parental permission for a minor to get an abortion passed a key vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
House Bill 391, endorsed by 30 senators, states that any pregnanat female under the age of 18 must get her parents' permission before getting an abortion. The bill has already passed the House.
If it gets passed a third reading in the Senate, it will go to the governor's desk.
Voters in Montana had already approved a referrendum last fall that requires girls under 16 to notify their parents before an abortion. This bill increases the age and would require actual permission, not merely notification.