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PARENTAL CONSENT REQUIREMENT FOR ABORTION ON UNEMANCIPATED MINOR. MEDICAL EMERGENCY EXCEPTION. COURT AUTHORIZATION ALTERNATIVE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Adds provision to Constitution to require consent of parent or guardian for abortion on an unemancipated minor. Exception for medical emergency which, without immediate abortion, is life threatening or creates serious risk of substantial and irreversible major bodily function impairment. Alternatively, allows unemancipated minor to seek court authorization for abortion without parental consent or medical emergency. Court must determine minor is sufficiently mature and informed to consent, or, absent mature and informed consent, that abortion is nevertheless in best interest of minor. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The net fiscal impact of this measure on expenditures for the Medi-Cal Program and the courts is unknown, but probably not significant in the context of total expenditures for these programs.
Robin Fuller Family Protection Committee, 2648 E. Workman Avenue, #455, West Covina, Ca 91791 (626) 915-8472
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Parental Consent Requirement For Abortion On Unemancipated Minor. Medical Emergency Exception. Court Authorization Alternative. California Initiative 760 (1997).