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Bill Would Make It Tougher For Teens To Get An Abortion In Indiana
Updated February 27, 2017 9:49 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - It could soon be tougher for teens to get an abortion in the Hoosier State without their parent's knowledge.

Right now, anyone under the age of 18 must get parental consent to have an abortion in Indiana unless they get a court order to have the procedure.

In order to receive the "OK," a teen has to prove that she's mature enough to make the decision to have an abortion on her own or that it's in her best interest.

Health care providers also have to notify the State Department of Health and the Department of Child Services if anyone under the age of 14 gets an abortion.

Under the new bill, a judge would no longer be able to rule on a petition from a minor unless shown proof that their parent was notified.



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