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Teen Backed in Abortion Notification Case

A state appeals court is backing a Tampa teen’s request to not notify her parents  that she wanted to get an abortion.

The News Service of Floridasaid the 2nd District Court of Appeal decision was the second case in a week related to the 2004 constitutional amendment about parental notification.

The court said a circuit judge disregarded the 18-year-old’s testimony that she researched abortion procedures and risks and considered alternatives.

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