Abortion Restriction Placed on Oregon’s November Ballot
July 26, 2006
Sixteen years after Oregon voters became the first in the nation to turn down a law mandating that parents be notified if their teenage daughter sought an abortion, the issue will be placed on the state’s November ballot. If the measure passes, parents of teens 15-17 must be given 48-hour written notice before their teen obtained an abortion. Medical providers that do not notify parents could face civil litigation for damages by the parents and suspension or revocation of their medical licenses.