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Abortion: Right of Minors to Abortion Without Parental Consent, State v. Koome, 84 Wash.2d 901, 530 P.2d 260 (1975).

The Supreme Court of Washington recently has shed some light upon the murky legal area of the constitutional rights of minors. In State v. Koome, the Court held that the state could not require an unmarried pregnant woman under the age of eighteen to obtain her parents’ permission in order to have an abortion. This decision extended the now constitutionally protected right of privacy with regard to abortion as set out for adults by the United States Supreme Court to all women, regardless of age, who are capable of childbirth.

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January 1976

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