Nebraska Bill Regarding Parental Consent/Notification Judicial Bypass Procedure (LB 1108)
This law was last updated on Dec 19, 2014
In regards to pregnant women who elect not to obtain consent from her parents or guardian, LB 1108 would have changed a standard by a court in finding a pregnant woman sufficiently mature to decide to have an abortion.
Specifically, the bill states that if the woman has completed the steps necessary to appear at the judicial bypass hearing, including navigating the legal system, completing the requisite medical counseling, and providing a coherent explanation as to why she is sufficiently mature to make the decision herself, she would be deemed sufficiently mature to give informed consent. Possible steps necessary include .
Additionally, the bill states that if the court finds evidence of abuse or neglect of the pregnant woman, or the abortion without the consent of a parent or guardian is in the best interest of the pregnant woman, the court may authorize the pregnant woman consent of an abortion.
Bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Was indefinitely postponed on April 17, 2014.