HELENA, Mont. — On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under 16.
As votes rolled in Tuesday, 66% of state locals voted in favor and 33% voted against Referendum 120, which mandates that doctors notify a parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours beforehand.
Notice will not be required, however, if there is a medical emergency, if notice is waived by a youth in court in a sealed proceeding or if it is waived by the parent or guardian.
Physicians who perform an abortion in violation of this act or who coerce a minor to have an abortion will now be subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability....READ MORE