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2013 Senate Bill 254: Revise abortion parental authority waiver
Introduced by Sen. David Robertson R-Grand Blanc on March 12, 2013
To revise the requirements for a court considering a petition from a minor for authority to get an abortion over the objection of her parents. A waiver of parental denial could only be granted if the girl demonstrates a level of maturity based on various factors specified in the bill, or if her parents are neglectful or abusive. A girl whose petition was denied could not seek a waiver in another family court division, but could appeal to a higher court. A very similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2004.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 12, 2013
Reported in the Senate on June 19, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.