Friday, June 17, 2011
The Associated Press reports that New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has vetoed a parental notification bill for abortion. New Hampshire's prior attempt at a parental notification bill was addressed by the United States Supreme Court in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood (2006) (vacating and remanding, for possible narrower remedy, lower courts' permanent injunction).
For more on the bill see: New Hampshire Union Leader: Parental notification bill in governor's hands, by Tom Fahey:
A bill that would require a parent to be notified before a minor child could have an abortion arrived on Gov. John Lynch’s desk Friday.
It is unclear whether Lynch will sign the bill, which could also become law without his signature on Wednesday unless he vetoes it.
House Bill 329 revives the parental notification act that first passed the Legislature in 2003. Court challenges of the law led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that it did not protect a young woman’s health. The court sent it back to the lower courts and state Legislature for changes that could make it constitutional. . . .