assembly Bill A6125

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Sets forth notification requirements on abortions performed on minors

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Jul 13, 2020 held for consideration in health
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Feb 28, 2019 referred to health


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A6125 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509, 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
2015-2016: A7119, A6473
2017-2018: A3620, A4305
2021-2022: A3780

A6125 (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.

A6125 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 28, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DeSTEFANO  --  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.
  §  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2509 to
read as follows:

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