Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-C037
Title: Oppose Legislation Requiring Parental Consent for Termination of Pregnancy
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That, in the matter of requiring parental notification or consent when minor women seek safe means of acting on their decisions to seek termination of pregnancy, this 70th General Convention go on record as opposing efforts to legislate requiring such notification or consent, unless such notification or consent laws allow non-judicial bypass, in the event of the inability to notify parents or where family dysfunction may put such minors at serious physical, psychological or emotional risk, whereby such minors can make an informed decision with the notification or consent of some other responsible adult with experience and/or expertise, such as a clergy person, teacher, guidance counselor, mental health professional or other family member.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 839.