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State to Appeal Abortion Ruling

December 29, 1987|Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp will ask an appeals court to overrule a San Francisco judge and allow enforcement of a state law to take effect Friday requiring unmarried women under 18 to get approval from parents or a judge for an abortion, a state lawyer said today.

Deputy Atty. Gen. Elisabeth Brandt said Van de Kamp will ask the 1st District Court of Appeal to issue an immediate order permitting enforcement of the hotly debated law while the court considers whether the law violates the right of privacy. She said she will file papers with the San Francisco-based appellate court on Wednesday or Thursday. The law was blocked Monday by Superior Court Judge Morton Colvin.

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