Representative Diane Franklin is sponsoring the House Committee Substitute for House Bill 194, which pertains to abortion. An amendment to the bill, which was proposed by Representative Rocky Miller, would require both parents of a minor obtaining an abortion to be notified of the procedure beforehand. Representative Miller believes it’s not so much an abortion issue as it is a parental rights issue.
The amendment does have a stipulation, however, stating that parents that are not of good moral character, such as ones that have had their parental rights revoked by the court, would not have to be notified. It received its first reading in the Senate on April 25th