State Senator, District 24
I am the Senate sponsor of a bill that would require parental notification and consent before a minor can receive an abortion.
Decisions of this magnitude need to be made by people who have the child’s best interest at heart. Families - parents counseling with their children in living rooms- should make the decision, not administrators and doctors in clinic waiting rooms.
This state has always been clear that there are certain things you can’t do as a minor, such as smoking or drinking. Most medical procedures – and even body piercing - require parental consent if you are a minor. Choosing an abortion is a significant life-altering decision. I don’t believe children should be making that choice without their parents’ consent.
Utahhas always looked out for its children - I want to make sure that continues.