assembly Bill A6473

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Sets forth notification requirements on abortions performed on minors

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May 10, 2016 held for consideration in health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Mar 25, 2015 referred to health



A6473 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L; amd §213, add Art 10-D §§1097 - 1097-c, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2357
2011-2012: A2128
2013-2014: A3040
2017-2018: A3620, A4305
2019-2020: A5999, A6125

A6473 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires parental notice prior to the performance of an abortion upon an unemancipated minor; defines unemancipated minor as person less than eighteen years of age; allows for waiver of such notice in limited instances; establishes circumstances and procedures for proceedings to obtain an order waiving such parental notification.

A6473 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 25, 2015

Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law and the family court act, in
  relation to notice of abortions performed on unemancipated minors


  Section  1. Legislative purpose and findings. It is the intent of this
legislature in enacting this parental notice provision  to  further  the
important  and  compelling  state interests of protecting minors against
their own immaturity, fostering the family structure and  preserving  it
as  a viable social unit, protecting the rights of parents to rear chil-
dren who are members of their household, and protecting  the  health  of
minor children.
  The  legislature  finds that immature minors often lack the ability to
make fully-informed choices that take  account  of  both  immediate  and
long-range  consequences  and that the medical, emotional and psycholog-
ical consequences of abortion are serious and can  be  lasting,  partic-
ularly  when the patient is immature. The legislature further finds that
the capacity to become pregnant and the  capacity  for  mature  judgment
concerning  the  wisdom  of an abortion are not necessarily related. The
legislature finds that parents ordinarily possess information  essential
to  a  physician's  exercise of his best medical judgment concerning the
child and, further, that parents who are aware that their minor daughter
has had an abortion may better ensure that she receives adequate medical
attention after her  abortion.  The  legislature  concludes  then,  that
parental  consultation  is usually desirable and in the best interest of
the minor.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2507  to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A. 6473                             2