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Feb 26, 2013 1:08 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Montana lawmakers give preliminary approval to parental consent bill

HELENA -- The Montana House of Representatives voted to tighten the state's abortion laws Tuesday.

In a 59 to 41 vote lawmakers passed House Bill 391 .... requiring minors to get parental permission before getting an abortion.

This comes just months after voters passed LR-120 a referendum which requires parental notification before a child under 16 can get an abortion.

HB 391 takes it a step further requiring permission, not just notification, and changes the age from 16 to 18.


The bill still needs to pass third reading in the House.

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