Right to counsel

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Legislation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

W. Va. Code § 16-2R-5(b)(8) provides that for minors seeking a waiver of the parental notification requirement for abortions, "The court shall inform the unemancipated minor of her right to be represented by counsel. If the unemancipated minor desires the services of an attorney, an attorney shall be appointed to represent her, if the unemancipated minor advises the court under oath or affidavit that she is financially unable to retain counsel."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no