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Oklahoma Board of Health approves abortion paperwork updates

Effective Nov. 1, parents of minor girls seeking abortions in Oklahoma will have to provide proof that they're the parents of the pregnant girls. The board also voted to create a form that a doctor performing an emergency abortion must complete.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: October 9, 2013

Effective Nov. 1, the two forms will be part of the paperwork that's mandatory to fill out when a pregnant girl seeks an abortion.

Under the recent law change, a parent must not only provide ID and prove that he or she is a parent, but the parent must also certify in a signed, dated and notarized statement, “I certify that I, (insert name of parent), am the parent of (insert name of minor daughter) and give consent for (insert name of physician) to perform an abortion on my daughter. I understand that any person who knowingly makes a fraudulent statement in this regard commits a felony.”

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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