Montana Judge rules that state can’t defend parental involvement laws

  By Dave Andrusko District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled Friday that the Montana attorney general’s office can’t defend two laws (LR 120 and HB 391) that require parental involvement in minors’ abortion decisions because the requirements were already struck down 15 years ago in a decision by Judge Dorothy McCarter. John Barnes, a spokesman for …

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Judge Expected to rule in January on PPFA’s challenge to Montana Parental Involvement Laws

  By Dave Andrusko A decision is expected next month in a suit brought by Planned Parenthood challenging Montana’s parental consent and parental notification laws. LR-120 passed on the 2012 ballot. The measure requires minors under the age of 16 to notify their parents before getting an abortion. HB 391 passed in the last session …

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