Montana Legislature

Feb 26, 2013 4:02 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Montana House votes to tighten abortion laws

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.

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