Waiting Period And Parental Notification Before Termination Of Minor 's Pregnancy
II. PROPOSED POLICY
The initiative proposed to prohibit minors from getting an abortion without the consent or notification of their guardian. A parent or guardian must be notified at least 48 hours before the procedure, this can be done either through a personal written notification or personal notification. Physicians are allowed to notify a guardian instead of a parent, in the case that the pregnant minor is being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused by their parent and they are mandated to report such abuses. If a physician fails to comply with the provisions of the measure they will be subject to penalization.
The initiative also includes exceptions to notification requirements. The first exception is in the case of a medical emergency. If immediate abortion is necessary to prevent the mother and child’s death or any delay would create a serious risk, then the notification…