(AP) — The Indiana House has passed a bill requiring parental notification
in some cases when a minor seeks an abortion without parental consent.
including the bill's sponsor disagree about when a parent would or would not
preserves a minor's current ability to ask a judge for permission to get an
abortion without involving a parent or guardian. The language is unclear
about whether parents would be notified if the judge denies the minor's
request for an abortion.
In response to
questions, bill sponsor Republican Rep. Peggy Mayfield of Martinsville said
she didn't think parents would be notified in such cases. Other Republicans
argued notifications would — and should — happen then.
The House voted
75-23 to approve the bill despite disagreement about its effect.