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Abortion Parental Notification Bill Not Expected to Advance

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill requiring doctors to notify parents before performing an abortion on a minor is not expected to move forward in the Nevada Senate.

AB405 passed the Assembly in a 24-17 party-line vote on Friday. It was introduced in the Senate on Monday and immediately referred to the finance committee.

Republican Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ben Kieckhefer said the bill is unlikely to get a hearing.

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AB405 would require physicians to send a written notification to parents or guardians of a minor seeking an abortion and requires a 48-hour wait time before the procedure. Girls could seek an exception through the courts.

Democratic opponents say girls would go to desperate lengths to keep their parents from knowing about their abortion.

Some Republicans raised concerns about the bill's cost for courts.