Kentucky age laws for dating
The court shall hear evidence at the hearing relating to the emotional development, maturity, intellect, and understanding of the minor; the nature, possible consequences, and alternatives to the abortion; and any other evidence that the court may find useful in determining whether the minor should be granted majority rights for the purpose of consenting to the abortion or whether the abortion is in the best interest of the minor.(a) Granting the petition for an abortion if the court finds that the minor is mature and well informed enough to make the abortion decision on her own; (b) Granting consent to the abortion if the court finds that the performance of the abortion would be in the minor’s best interest; or (c) Deny the petition, if the court finds that the minor is immature and that performance of the abortion would not be in the minor’s best interest.
(5) Any minor shall have the right of anonymous and expedited appeal to the Court of Appeals, and that court shall give precedence over other pending matters.
(1) For purposes of this section the following definitions shall apply: (a) “Minor” means any person under the age of eighteen (18); (b) “Emancipated minor” means any minor who is or has been married or has by court order or otherwise been freed from the care, custody, and control of her parents; and (c) “Abortion” means the use of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with intent to terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with intent other than to increase the probability of a live birth, to preserve the life or health of the child after live birth, or to remove a dead fetus.(a) The attending physician or his agent secured the informed written consent of the minor and one (1) parent or legal guardian; (b) The minor is emancipated and the attending physician or his agent has received the informed written consent of the minor; or (c) The minor elects to petition any Circuit or District Court of the Commonwealth pursuant to subsection (3) of this section and obtain an order pursuant to subsection (4) of this section granting consent to the abortion and the attending physician or his agent has received the informed written consent of the minor.
The members designated in paragraphs (g) to (j) of this subsection shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of three (3) names for each category submitted by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.