In this article Professor Diane Lourdes Dick examines the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (the Act) that was passed in 1999 by the Florida Legislature, which required minors seeking an abortion to either notify a parent prior to the procedure or obtain court approval to waive parental notice. A minor choosing the latter option must demonstrate to a court that she is either mature enough to make the decision or that, despite a court's finding that she lacks sufficient maturity, parental notification is clearly not in her best interest. The statute has never been enforced and the right to privacy has been the main issue in each case examined in this article.
Diane Lourdes Dick,
Case Comments: Constitutional Law: Reaffirming Every Floridian’s Broad and Fundamental Right to Privacy, 56 FLA. L. REV. 447