Minor Requesting Abortion: Anyone Want to Argue California Law?
Here is the California law regarding abortion requests by a minor:
A minor may consent to an abortion without
parental consent and without court permission.
(American Academy of Pediatrics v. Lungren, 16
Cal.4th 307 (1997)).
The health care provider is not permitted to inform a
parent or legal guardian without minor’s consent. The
provider can only share the minor’s medical records with
the signed consent of the minor. (Cal. Health & Safety
Code §§ 123110(a), 123115(a); Cal. Civ. 56.10, 56.11).
Anyone want to argue this California law? By the way, there is an interesting document available about how to implement the California laws both for the healthcare providers and the teen agers. ..Maurice.