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Abortion Request by Minor Without Parent Consent

A.R.S. § 36-2152, enacted in 2001, prohibits any physician from performing an abortion on an unemancipated minor without the written consent of one of the minor's parents or her guardian or conservator, or unless a judge of the superior court authorizes the physician to perform the abortion pursuant to prescribed procedures.

This statute was initially stayed pending a constitutional challenge. However, on March 3, 2003, a mandate was issued from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Planned Parenthood v. Lawall, holding the statute constitutional. The same day, the Supreme Court issued Instructions and Forms implementing the statute.

We have provided the Instructions and Forms, which can be printed then completed for submission to the court. Filing of an action under A.R.S. § 36-2152 cannot occur electronically; filing must occur by mail or in person (see Instructions to Minor).

The forms available on this site are generic and may be accepted by courts statewide. Please note that each court might have their own preferred forms. You can visit AZCourtHelp.org for more information about court-specific forms.


 

Form Title Form No. Instructions
Superior Court

PACKET: ABORTION REQUEST BY MINOR WITHOUT PARENT CONSENT AOC JVMA    
Instructions for Filing Petitions for Judicial Consent to Abortions Pursuant to A.R.S. § 36-2152(B)
AOC JVMA1I
Petition to Authorize Physician to Perform Abortion AOC JVMA2F
Data Sheet - Judicial Consent to Abortions for Minors AOC JVMA3F
Certification of the Clerk AOC JVMA4F
Notice of Hearing AOC JVMA5F
Notice of Hearing and Appointment of Counsel AOC JVMA6F
Order Denying Petition AOC JVMA7F
Order Granting Petition AOC JVMA8F




Court of Appeals / AZ Supreme Court    
PACKET: APPEAL FOR ABORTION REQUEST BY MINOR WITHOUT PARENT CONSENT AOC JVMAAP
 
Notice of Appeal AOC JVMAAP1F  
Notice of Hearing on Appeal AOC JVMAAP2F  
Notice of Hearing on Appeal and Appointment of Counsel AOC JVMAAP3F

Petition for Review AOC JVMAAP4F




The information offered on this site is made available as a public service and is not intended to take the place of legal advice. If you do not understand something, have trouble filling out any of the forms or are not sure these forms and instructions apply to your situation, see an attorney for help. Before filing documents with the court, you might consider contacting an attorney to help guard against undesired and unexpected consequences.

Not all forms may be accepted in all Arizona courts – you should contact the superior court clerk of the court in which you will be filing to confirm the use of a particular form, determine whether any additional forms are required and verify the filing fees. The Supreme Court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents.

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