A pro-life bill in the Nevada legislature that would help parents know if their minor daughter is considering an abortion may die without a hearing. Surprisingly, the state Assembly is controlled by Republicans but a leading pro-life group is worried the measure may not see the light of day.
“A bill to require an abortion clinic to notify one parent of a minor seeking an abortion 48 hours before doing the abortion is in jeopardy of not even getting a hearing in the Republican controlled Nevada State Assembly,” Nevada Right to Life president Melissa Clement tells LifeNews.com. “It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. If the bill is not heard by Friday, it will die, at the hands of Republicans.”
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Janine Hansen at Nevada Families for Freedom is also concerned about the situation and is urging pro-life Nevadans to call and email their legislators.
“This bill simply insures parents the right to counsel with their underage daughter before she decides to have an abortion. What other medical procedure can an underage child receive without parents knowing about it?” she said.
“Please help us with this. It is urgent. The bill needs to be heard by Friday or it will die. Girls can’t get aspirin without parental consent,” she continued. “Abortion doctors should not be performing abortions on them without at least one parent being notified. Sexual predators routinely use abortion clinics to cover up and continue their sexual crimes against girls.”
Hansen said: “Parents have a fundamental right to know their child is having an abortion, a surgical procedure with lifelong physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual consequences. They can’t exercise their responsibility for their child’s well being if they do not know. 70 percent of Americans support legislation like this.”
ACTION: Please Email Assemblyman Oscarson the Chair of Health and Human Services Committee: and Speaker Hambrick [email protected], [email protected] and ask them to hold a hearing on AB405 Parental Notification for underage girls seeking an abortion.