Montana Legislature

Feb 26, 2013 3:03 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Montana House of Representatives votes to tighten abortion laws

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 that 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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