Monday, June 06, 2005

Go Texas!

Minors in Texas (those under 18) must have parental consent not only to have their ears pierced, recieve tatoos, or take asprin from a school nurse, but they must also recieve parental consent to have an abortion.

Gov. Rick Perry put his signature to legislation restricting abortions and added his backing to a measure barring same-sex marriage.

Perry signed a bill Sunday requiring girls under the age of 18 to get their parents' consent before having an abortion and also imposes more limits on late-term abortions.

Texas already had a parental notification bill, approved in 1999. The new measure requires a parent to provide written consent for unmarried girls under 18. The bill also restricts doctors from performing abortions on women who have carried a child for more than 26 weeks unless having the baby would jeopardize the woman's life or the baby has serious brain damage.

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