CONCORD, N.H. _ A never-enforced New Hampshire law requiring parental notification before a minor has an abortion will be argued before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Nearly all states have laws requiring some kind of parental involvement when minors have abortions. Twenty-one states require parental consent and 13, including Oklahoma, require parental notification.
Nine other states, including New Hampshire, have laws that aren't in effect because they've been blocked by court orders.
The New Hampshire law requires parental notification 48 hours before an abortion can be performed on a woman under the age of 18.
The 2003 law was struck down, days before it was to take effect, for failing to provide an exception to protect a minor's health.