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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

A court must appoint counsel upon request for minors seeking to bypass the parental consent requirement for an abortion. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 36-2152(D)


One federal court has held that the requirement in Arizona that the minor request counsel does not meet the requirements for bypass procedures established by the U.S. Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood of S. Arizona and its Corporate Chapter, Arizona Women's Clinic, Inc. v. Neely, 804 F.Supp. 1210, 1217 (D. Ariz. 1992).

Cite: Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง 36-2152(D)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no