Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

A court must appoint counsel upon request for a minor who seeks to judicially bypass the parental consent requirement for an abortion. Fla. Stat. § 390.01114(6)(a).


The Florida Supreme Court has also held that it is inappropriate to appoint counsel for the unborn fetus. In re T.W., 551 So.2d 1186 (Fla. 1989).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no