As the law in Washington State now stands, the parents of a minor daughter who is either seeking, or has had an abortion, do not have to have to be notified.

On Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision, thousands of pro life supporters gathered at the State Capitol in Olympia.

The rally came as a committee in the Washington Senate says it will consider a parental notification bill. Republican Sen. Mike Padden introduced the measure to require 48-hour notice to a parent or guardian before a girl under 18 receives an abortion.

“Now we have 18 senators that have signed onto that bill," he told the crowd. "And for the first time in probably 15 years, that bill will receive a hearing.”

Senator Padden was a guest on Friday's Mike Bastinelli show, where he discussed the bill he introduced, and why he thinks it may have a chance of becoming law in this year's legislative session.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Part One

Part Two


Visit Senator Padden's official web page here.