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Nevada Panel Vets Bill Requiring Parental Notification for Abortion

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Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a proposal requiring parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing Friday to discuss Assembly Bill 405, which is sponsored by Republican Assembly Speaker John Hambrick. He said earlier this week that the idea would be downgraded to a study, but Republican leaders said the decision was reversed after caucus members urged a full hearing. 

The bill would require physicians to send a written notification to parents or guardians of a minor seeking an abortion and requires a 48-hour wait time before the procedure.

Proponents say the measure would involve parents in a major medical decision.

Opponents say the bill could harm girls who have abusive parents or fear being evicted from their home if they tell their family.  (AP)

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