Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

Minors have a right to counsel when seeking judicial waiver of the parental consent requirement for an abortion. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 3206(e) ("The court shall … advise her that she has a right to court appointed counsel, and shall provide her with such counsel unless she wishes to appear with private counsel or has knowingly and intelligently waived representation by counsel.").

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no