The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JON EBELT
Montana DPHHS 

State Offices Issue Advisory Clarifying State of Parental Notification of Abortion Act

 

February 9, 2022



Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier issued an advisory today to clarify the current status of, and Montanans’ rights and obligations, under the Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 2011. Montana Code books reflect that House Bill 391 (2013) repealed portions of this law. However, the Montana Code doesn’t account for court decisions, and these provisions are in fact current law.

The Parental Notification of Abortion Act, which was approved by more than 70% of voters via LR-120 in 2012, makes it illegal...



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