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The Act amends the code to grant juvenile courts jurisdiction over proceedings concerning a minor's right to waive notice to her parents of her abortion and adds a new article which requires the unemancipated minor seeking an abortion to be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult must either be her parent or guardian and sign an affidavit to that effect, or sign an affidavit that the parent has been notified about the abortion, or that there is no parent or legal guardian and that the person who stands in loco parentis for this minor has been notified. Further, the minor must sign the affidavit and must also sign a consent form stating that she seeks the abortion freely and without coercion. A judicial bypass procedure is created whereby the minor can obtain a waiver of the notice requirement from the judicial court. July 1, 1987

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