Bill would raise legal burden for minors seeking abortions

By The Associated Press
Posted 11:13AM on Tuesday 30th January 2018 ( 2 years ago )
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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