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WAITING PERIOD AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE TERMINATION OF MINORíS PREGNANCY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.


OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY           Prepared by the Attorney General

WAITING PERIOD AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE TERMINATION OF MINORíS PREGNANCY.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

  • Amends California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent or legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver.
  • Permits minor to obtain court order waiving notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests.
  • Mandates various reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions performed on minors.
  • Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation.
  • Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with certain exceptions.
  • Permits judicial relief if minor’s consent coerced.

Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

  • Potential unknown net state costs of several million dollars annually for health and social services programs, court administration, and state health agency administration combined.



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