New Hampshire has become the first state to repeal a law requiring parental notification 48 hours before a minor has an abortion.
Gov. John Lynch Friday signed the bill repealing the 2003 law, which he called unenforceable, the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph reported Saturday.
"I strongly believe parents should be involved in these decisions, providing important support and guidance," Lynch said. "Unfortunately, that is not possible in every case."
Planned Parenthood had won two lower court challenges and in 2006 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed the law failed to address medical emergencies.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Gov. Lynch of New Hampshire just signed a bill to repeal a parental notification law: