Friday, May 13, 2011
Great Falls Tribune: Schweitzer vetoes abortion bill and others, by Matt Gouras:
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer struck down a proposal to require parental notification of some teen abortions . . . .
The governor argued the parental notification proposal would be ruled unconstitutional by courts who had previously struck down legislative attempts to require parental involvement in those decisions.
The legislature's proposal would apply to minors less than 16 years of age. The issue is not dead, though, since the Republican-led Legislature also put the question on the 2012 ballot for voters to consider. . . .