Nevada Legislature: Bill would require parental notification for abortions

A Nevada Republican is sponsoring a bill requiring parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion.

Republican Assembly Speaker John Hambrick is sponsoring AB 405, which was introduced Tuesday night in the Assembly and referred to the Health and Human Services Committee.

The bill would require physicians to send a written notification to parents or guardians of a minor seeking an abortion and requires a 48-hour wait time before the procedure.

The proposal would allow some exceptions in the case of medical emergencies and details a confidential appeal process for pregnant women to go through with the procedure without parent or guardian notification.

Nevada voters approved a referendum in 1990 giving women in the state the ability to undergo an abortion up to the 24th week of pregnancy.


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