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Wednesday August 15th, 2018 12:46PM

Bill would raise legal burden for minors seeking abortions

By The Associated Press
Georgia could join 15 other states that require underage girls to provide "clear and convincing evidence'' that they should be able to avoid notifying a parent or guardian if they are getting an abortion. 
 
The new requirements would happen if a bill introduced in the General Assembly is passed into law. 
 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that current law does not specify guidelines for judges when minors ask to bypass notifying their parents if they get an abortion. 
 
Sen. Josh McKoon, a Republican from Columbus, is trying to change that with a bill he introduced last week that would define the burden of proof necessary to get a judge's waiver. 
 
A Senate panel gave the measure, Senate Bill 74, approval Monday.
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Bill would raise legal burden for minors seeking abortions
​Georgia could join 15 other states that require underage girls to provide "clear and convincing evidence'' that they should be able to avoid notifying a parent or guardian if they are getting an abortion.
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