A House Bill changing the requirements before an abortion can be performed on a minor continues its journey to the governor’s desk. Lake Area Representative Diane Franklin says the bill is sponsored by co-representative, Rocky Miller, and was overwhelmingly passed out of the House and read for the first time in the Senate. Under provisions of the perfected bill, an abortion may not be performed without the consenting parent, or guardian, of a minor first notifying in writing any other custodial parent or guardian. There are exceptions written into the bill such as in the case of an emergency or when the parent or guardian has been found guilty of several specified crimes. Other exceptions include when the other custodial parent or guardian is listed on the sex offender registry, has an order of protection against him or her, has had their parental rights terminated or whose whereabouts are unknown. At the current time, the bill does not appear on the Senate calendar.