A challenge to a New Hampshire abortion law is being argued Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court, and could have ramifications in Missouri. The Court is hearing arguments over New Hampshire’s law that requires 48-hours’ advance parental notification before a minor gets an abortion. Missouri has a law that requires parental consent for a minor’s abortion. Noted abortion opponent Senator Jon Loudon of Chesterfield believes Missouri’s law will only be helped, no matter which way the Court rules. Loudon says since Missouri’s law is more strict, requiring consent of parents, a favorable ruling for New Hampshire’s notification law would only prop up this state’s position. He believes the only way New Hampshire’s law would be struck down is on a technicality, still supporting the parental involvement part of both laws.
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