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Wed Dec 30, 2015, 01:47 PM

Texas Supreme Court releases new rules for minors seeking abortions without parental consent

AUSTIN–The Texas Supreme Court released new rules Tuesday regarding the process used by abused and neglected minors to obtain abortions without parental consent.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law in June that made more than a dozen changes to the judicial bypass process that allows teenagers seeking abortions to get permission from a judge instead of their parents. Abortion-rights supporters say the new rules, set to go into effect Friday, are the ‘most radical’ in the country.

Austin-based Jane’s Due Process, an organization that connects minors with lawyers and helps them through the judicial bypass process, said the Texas Supreme Court’s rules were “more extreme” than the provisions outlined in the law.

Currently, a judge is required to rule on bypass cases within two days. If they don’t rule in time, the bypass is granted by default. The new law extends the time judges have to rule to five days and removes the provision that specifies what happens if a judge doesn’t rule in time.

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/texas-supreme-court-releases-new-rules-for-minors-seeking-abortions-without-parental-consent.html/

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niyad Dec 2015 #1

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Wed Dec 30, 2015, 01:50 PM

1. and the war on women continues apace.

just what abused and neglected minors need--MORE bs from a system that is supposed to protect them.

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