Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

Neb. Stat. § 71-6903(9) provides that a pregnant minor who seeks to bypass the parental consent requirement for an abortion has to be notified of her right to counsel and must be provided with counsel upon request. Section 71-6904(5) further provides that if the judge refuses the waiver and the minor appeals, "the pregnant woman shall have the . . . right to counsel at the appellate level if not already represented. Such counsel shall be appointed by the court and shall receive a fee . . . to be paid [by the] county in which the proceeding was held."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no