Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:02 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
Updated: Feb 26, 2013 2:04 PM
HELENA - The Montana House of Representatives voted to tighten the state's abortion laws Tuesday.
Lawmakers passed House Bill 391, requiring minors to get parental permission before getting an abortion, by a vote of 59-41.
The move 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.