Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

Minnesota has a requirement a minor notify her parents if she seeks to have an abortion, and the statute states that if the notice requirement is ever enjoined by a court, then a procedure is established whereby the minor can petition the court to bypass the parental notice requirement, and the minor has the right to appointed counsel upon request in such a proceeding. Minn. Stat. § 144.343, subd. 6.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes