Someone who assists a minor to get an abortion without first consulting with her parents would be liable to a civil lawsuit under a bill moving through the House and on to the Senate. Critics say the language in the bill is too broad, especially the section that states no person shall cause, aid or assist. Supporters say the bill merely backs up Missouri’s parental consent law, the law that will not allow a minor to get an abortion without notifying her parents or without getting court permission to go ahead without parental consent.