BATON ROUGE, La. (Associated Press) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that toughens requirements for parental consent when a minor seeks an abortion.
Current law requires a notarized statement from a legal guardian of an unmarried girl younger than 18-years-ol before a doctor can perform an abortion on her.
The changes will require the guardian also to provide proof of identity, including a government-issued identification card such as a driver's license.
The stricter requirements carry jail time, and take effect august 1.