ERIC Number: ED352586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
New Law Requiring Adult Consent for a Minor's Abortion (1991 Wisconsin Act 263). Information Memorandum 92-12.
Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
This document describes Wisconsin's new law requiring the consent of a minor's parent or adult relative in order for a physician to perform an abortion on a minor. Part I describes highlights of the new law, including the consent requirement, exemptions, and court bypass procedure. Part II gives the background of the law, including incidence of abortion and childbirth to minors in Wisconsin and a history of laws relating to abortion. Part III describes the law, focusing on legislative intent, consent requirements, exceptions to consent requirements, a definition of abortion, the judicial bypass procedure, penalties, duties of county departments of social services, and the effective date. Part IV presents highlights of key United States Supreme Court decisions relating to parental involvement in a minor's abortion. Part V describes parental involvement in other states, including states with consent requirements, states with notification requirements, states that encourage parental involvement, and states with no parental involvement requirements. Two tables are appended, one of which lists states with parental consent statutes while the other lists states with parental notification statutes. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin