The one exception made over the years was enactment — under a Republican governor and Legislature — of a parental notification law for minors in 2003. The measure was never implemented and was later repealed by Democrats. Republicans overrode Lynch’s veto of a similar notification law in 2011, and it took effect last January. The Legislature modified it in 2012 to give the judges more time to decide if pregnant girls must tell their parents before getting an abortion.
Lawmakers also passed a bill in 2012 to study how to collect abortion statistics.