Mont. Voters OK Parental Notice on Teen Abortion

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The results are in for two states that voted on abortion ballot measures Tuesday.

In Montana, 71 percent of residents supported a move that will require parental notification for all abortions on girls younger than 16 years old.

Jeff Laszloffy, head of the Montana Family Foundation, is among those who supported the measure

"In Montana, a teenager younger than age 18 can't get a tattoo or a body piercing without a parent's permission. Yet most people are stunned to learn that a girl of any age - even 12 or 13 - can be taken for an abortion without her parents even knowing about it," he told "This is totally legal under current Montana law."

"Why is this important? Think about this: Most schools won't even give a child an aspirin without a parent's approval," he said. "That is because parents know their child's medical history, and as a society we hold parents responsible for protecting their children's health."

Meanwhile, voters in Florida failed to approve a measure that would have banned the use of public funds for abortions.

Amendment 6 needed 60 percent of the vote to be approved. However, it only received 45 percent.

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