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Abortion Consent
(2008-03-04)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican lawmakers again are trying to
pass a bill critics say would make it too difficult for girls to
get an abortion without their parents' consent.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the legislation Tuesday
afternoon.
Governor Jennifer Granholm vetoed a similar measure in 2004.
The legislation would create guidelines for judges to consider
when deciding whether it's in the best interest of a girl under 17
to have an abortion without her parents' approval.
The bill also would prohibit a judge from granting a parental
consent waiver if the girl already has been denied one by another
judge.
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