The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 9, 2013

Oklahoma board approves new paperwork for abortions


From The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Board of Health has approved new paperwork that must be filled out for a girl under 18 to obtain an abortion.

The board voted Tuesday to approve new parental consent forms for pregnant minors seeking abortions. The forms require a photocopy of the parent's government-issued ID and written documentation the individual is the lawful parent of the pregnant girl.

The board approved the new paperwork in advance of new state laws taking effect Nov. 1.

Under the new law, If a doctor finds that a pregnant minor must undergo an emergency abortion, the doctor must fill out a form and notify the girl's parent by certified mail he or she performed the procedure.

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AP Source: The Oklahoman