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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor (Pre-Dobbs)

Idaho Code Ann. § 18-609A(3) specifies that in a judicial proceeding in which a minor seeks to obtain a waiver of parental consent to obtain an abortion, and when the pregnant minor participates in the court proceedings on her own behalf, “[t]he court shall provide her with counsel unless she appears through private counsel.”




Note: Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision's in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, 142 S.Ct. 2228 (2022), the laws governing abortion are complicated and rapidly changing.  This major development may not be current since Dobbs.  For up-to-date information about the status of abortion by state, please see Center for Reproductive Rights, After Roe Fell: Abortion Laws by State.

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