Abortion opponents call a bill before New Hampshire’s House “informed
consent’’ because it requires women to wait 24 hours and be given
information on fetal development, but pro-choice groups say it is
insulting to require women to wait and would require biased counseling.
bill is one of three related to abortion that the House is expected to
vote on this week. One would ban partial-birth abortions, already
prohibited under federal law. Another would change a requirement when a
minor seeks permission to have an abortion without notifying her
parents. In those cases, a judge must issue a ruling within 48 hours.
The bill, a proposed amendment to New Hampshire’s two-month-old parental
notification law, would change that requirement to within two court
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