Idaho Governor Signs Parental Consent Law

This week Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill into law requiring parental consent before minors in the state can obtain abortion care. The law is effective immediately and does allow a minor the option to seek judicial bypass in cases of rape, incest, a medical emergency, or if a minor is mature enough to decide on her own. Idaho’s previous parental consent laws have been ruled unconstitutional in court challenges.

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